October 2012, 8 x 8 inches
Digitally printed cotton, hand embroidery
I created this piece for the annual art auction at the art center in my hometown. I donate a piece to their annual fundraiser every year. There are not many fiber artists in the area that participate (many painters & photographers) so I am very proud to represent fiber art. This started with a photo Andy or I took in Wyoming this summer when we were there for a wedding. This beautiful stone was covered in many shades and shapes of lichens. I printed it on sateen fabric, which really lets the details show up very sharply. I then stitched my own clusters of lichens with about 6 shades of green threads and the chinese knot stitch to add some dimension. I love this one and so I titled it “Lichen 1”, with the anticipation that I will do a few more from the other parts of the photo.