Freemotion machine embroidery and alcohol ink on canvas
The skull image was burned into my mind on a trip to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia surrounded by skeletons of people who once lived, staring back at me in the present. As I was creating it I thought about cycles of all kinds.
The cycle of death and rebirth. The cycles of the seasons. The cycle of the moon. Our bodily cycles.
There is a time for everything. A time for joy and a time for sadness. A time for life and a time for death. A time for rest and a time for action.
This piece is a reminder to honor those times, even the lows, in order to appreciate and fully experience the highs.
This piece has a tremenoud amount of sewn detail.. All of the shading of the skull, moons, and color wheel are entirely done with thread. In making it, I allowed myself to honor times of play and exploration and I hope that energy is transfered to you.
This piece is also available as a print through Fine Art America