10.7.09

A Cloth Lady













Another approach at machine embroidery...
May I introduce to you a new species of softie
- the silver ager cloth doll
(or are there any, already...)?


"I have begun in old age to understand just how oddly
we are all put together. We are so proud of our autonomy
that we seldom if ever realize how generous we are to
ourselves, and just how stingy with others. One of the
booby traps of freedom — which is bordered on all sides
by isolation — is that we think so well of ourselves.
I now see that I have helped myself to the best cuts
at life’s banquet.”

(Saul Bellow, born July 10, 1915)

Kommentare:

threadspider hat gesagt…

Stunning, just stunning.

paperpest hat gesagt…

I love the idea of a silver ager cloth doll.

Jane hat gesagt…

wonderful as always.

Robin Olsen hat gesagt…

She's beautiful and striking, haunting and wonderful.

Deb G hat gesagt…

Wow, what a face! How wonderful this is.

Clare W hat gesagt…

an amazing idea - fabric sculpture.

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you... yes, she´s quite a striking presence, isn´t she - I´ve been somewhat perplexed myself when she took shape...

ever jeanne hat gesagt…

i love the way you do what you do: read something then capture the essence of it in cloth.

jude hat gesagt…

how big is she? she seems life size.

Art4Sol hat gesagt…

I love how she accepts her aging! Beautiful work.

suschna hat gesagt…

Zu Softies habe ich ja bisher nicht so einen Draht - aber wenn es in diese Dimension geht, dann bin ich begeistert.

ger hat gesagt…

Hey, thanks + danke, everyone... - the words are by Willie Nelson ("this face is all I have, worn and lived in, the lines around my eyes are old friends..." - and she´s about 20 cm high - (would give me the creeps, her standing around here life sized...)

cottonseed hat gesagt…

i love all the detail in her eyes so expressive