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Sky at Dawn


Contemporary embroidery on paper.   Inspired by the sky at dawn.


Japanese paper embellished with embroidery.


This paperwork is a one-off piece, inspired by the sky particularly at dawn.  My work is about capturing a moment in time, depicting the essence of something that is caught in an instant, yet in reality remains elusive and ever-changing.


Shakkei, a Japanese garden term for the “borrowed view” beyond the garden and Ikedori, meaning “captured alive”, are the inspiration for each piece, reflecting the constantly changing light.


I work by making quick sketches and watercolour studies to try to capture the atmosphere of a fleeting moment that is transferred into paper and stitch.


With a thin thread as a medium details of an imaginary landscape are drawn out using dense lines of stitch that are overlaid like paint, to build up depths of colour.


Framed in a white wood frame and ready to hang.


Framed size 31 cm wide by 39 cm.

Sky at Dawn


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