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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