Anne G. sent along some photos of her latest piece, an embroidered icon. The the piece is small, it “packs a lot of punch.” Though the piece has a somewhat modern flair to it, it reflects the icon tradition in religious art. I thought you would enjoy seeing it.
Anne embroidered the piece as a gift. The completed size is 4.5″ x 5.25″, so quite small, but the space is used really well.
The design is from a book called A Brush With God, and the original picture is called “Peter’s Mother of God.” The original is by Peter Pearson, who kindly gave Anne permission to use it. The representation is of “Our Lady of Tenderness.”
The embroidery is worked entirely in flat silks, on silk upholstery fabric, mounted on high count muslin. The halo, or nimbus, is worked in pairs of #8 Japanese gold – it’s really beautiful!
And this is the framed piece. I think the framing is ingenious – it really sets off the embroidered piece well.
Thanks so much for sending the photos, Anne! It’s always a pleasure to see you’re work!