Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mother and Child III

I've just finished this piece for which I am very proud.  She's the third in the series of a woman holding a baby who's in a cockle shell.  This one was done for the "Celebration" show, an annual juried show at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Grand Rapids. (The dress was white cotton knit shibori dyed in brown/black.)  I won SECOND PRIZE (tied with Ron Head for his bronze sculpture of "Mercy", a pieta)--very gratifying.


My life has been in a little upheaval lately (a friend of mine died and I adopted her two cats--trying to get them to acclimate to my house and my cat Sweetie Pie with all the hissing, growling, screaming; and my car/van is out of commission and needs a rebuilt transmission...) so this textile figure really gave me a lot of peace and a feeling of accomplishment, as well as gratitude for all the things I have.  
Mother and Child III

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