If you are a subscriber to my newsletter
, then you have already seen my latest artwork. I am delighted to share it here now.
In my previous blog post I shared the progress of this piece. Now I will share the details of the finished artwork. I thread-sketched the lower portion with the buildings and the street, and hand-stitched the sky. I was inspired by own photograph of a street scene in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was just after sunset and the sky was still glowing orange, threatening clouds just started floating across the sky, the street lights went on....and everything glowed.
|irregular hand stitches in the clouds|
|thread snippets in the lights|
|city meets sky|
|Afterglow © Natalya Aikens 2015|
Most textile art is hard to photograph and this piece presented an extra challenge due to the shiny plastic and the sheer chiffon. So really, you'll just have to come see it in person!
will be a part of a group exhibit with my circle of art friends (Kristin LaFlamme
, Vivien Zepf
, Deborah Boschert
and Robin Ferrier
) at the Etui Fiber Arts Gallery
in Larchmont, NY from June 2nd to June 30th. Hope you will be able to join us for an artist reception on Sunday, June 14th from 2 to 4PM.