Sunday, 11 November 2012

Window Work

It's wonderful how a project can be an instrument of transformation, as when I was invited to create a translucent embroidered covering for a simple window in a beautiful room. By day the outside is subtly obscured, rather softened, and the light filters through emphasizing the delicate, skeletal stitched nature of the piece. As darkness falls the piece takes on a different character. With opaque black night as the backdrop the surface transforms with the shower of light from within the dining room. All the subtle details emerge in the fullness of the silken glow; one almost forgets it's translucency and the outside is gone.

Window Work 2012, Valerie Knapp©  Embroidery, silk organza, vintage lace and trims, thread, sewing.
        
               
                                                                 
                                                       
                                                                 

Window Work 2012, Valerie Knapp©  Embroidery, silk organza, vintage lace and trims, thread, sewing.


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