24" x 24" x 2" Acrylic, gouache, ink, hand embroidery on tissue paper
This dynamic piece is part of my emerging Beasts II Series; celebrating Heritage breeds and Heirloom seeds. It features the Golden Guernsey Goat as well as heirloom tomatoes. The color palette was inspired by the beautiful colors of the various heirloom tomato variety. I developed a unique process of hand embroidering on layers of tissue paper to echo the hand crafts that have been passed down from our ancestors. In this piece I pushed the technique a bit and tried to use the thread as a sketching tool and in a more intuitive way then in my previous Beasts series. Bring some whimsy and conversation starter into your home with this fun original piece that I had great joy in creating. This piece was featured in my recent solo show at the Rueben Hoar Library Gallery in Littleton, MA.