Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Frida is finished...

"Frida" is complete and captured here by my wonderful photographer of 14 years, Gavin Hansford.
I refer to the work affectionately as Frida, but it is actually titled "Desnuda y Flores (nude and flowers) 2015 after Diego Rivera 1944". Reclaimed needlework (Tehuantapec embroidery from Mexico, antique lace doilies from NYC, vintage cross stitch from Boston, pinned to nylon tulle and silk using lace and beading pins and mounted in relief on museum board H1360 x W880 cm)
Here are Gavin's photos of Frida and me pinning her to the mount board, and also a link to the journal article on my website:

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Be not of Feint Heart

I have recently embarked on a new work in reclaimed needlework, which reinterprets the crazily beautiful, English Surrealist-inspired painting by Adrian Feint "Happy Landing" 1944 (collection Art Gallery of South Australia)
Please go to my website: for details on why I've chosen this particular painting and photos of my work-in-progress