Monday, June 15, 2009

Finished Skeleton Embroidery

Now I don't know what to do with it because what I thought I was going to do didn't quite work out. Now it is going to have to sit in my studio for a while until an idea hits me. I have learned one thing about myself, never pays to rush. Even though I feel guilty at times for seeming like a snail I am constantly reminded of why it is important for me to pace myself. Same thing happened with my last embroidery but I am much happier with the eye in the "ego contemno bitches" than what I originally planned.
I do know that I want to incorporate it into an assemblage, but how remains to be seen.
Not using that mounting board again for embroidery, arg, shows up stray threads.
talking about skeletons
check out
William Evertson's contribution for the "A BOOK ABOUT DEATH" project

New Links
You want to see some primo stitchery and originality
it's here
"Art In Stitches"

Meanwhile in Jafabrit's Studio
Working on a painted version
Has a very Los Muertos look which was not intentional
but hey the MUSE is in charge
I know where my muse is NOT and it isn't in Francis Bacon's old haunt

I have the dvd of the South Bank show interview by Melvyn Bragg but you can see the whole series I believe at Radical Films site.


R.E. Wolf said...

Now that is one cool skeleton!

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

love the skeleton! saw it on flickr group.

(did you use the self-adhesive mountboard? i used it and didn't like it at all. bleurgh)

JafaBrit's Art said...

hiay VioLet, yes the self-adhesive and I agree, don't like it.

Bill Evertson said...

When you mentioned Bacon's old haunt I thought I might end up at pix of Reese meadows studio. I know the feeling when something doesn't have the context you imagined; so you just have to sit and wait for that muse. Looks like you're exploring possibilities with that exquisite painting. Thanks for the shout out :) p.s. I'm also a fan of Art in Stitches.

Art said...

When I realized what the soundtrack was, I laughed out loud. Can't wait to see what you do with the skeleton.

JafaBrit's Art said...

I enjoyed visiting your link Bill. I liked seeing Bacon's photographs as much as the paintings.

JafaBrit's Art said...

there is something very telling, intriguing about Bacon's choices of images and what he has done to some of them.

Ralph Ivy said...

I like you work. The skeleton is unique.

What would I do with it? I often see images within images, and looking at the genitals a somewhat perverse side of me was triggered. I saw a face with two eyes (wrapped in glasses, and a long nose. I then imagined putting a word/thought balloon there (comic style) and the face thinking: "Why am I dangling here?"

(glad this comment is being moderated before posting.)

You are a good artist.

The Lone Beader said...

I really like it!

leanne said...

Hey Jafa! The skeleton is terrific.
I can't wait to see how you use it. And the painting is lovely. Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Looks as if he's suffered a severe fracture of the left tibia! But I really like it, also the painted one.

Undaunted said...

I clicked on the photo to enlarge, and Wow! Your stitching is so neat! (As in tidy, but also neat in a cool way too!) I'm not sure if I would have the patience.