This piece, Judy Chicago, will be shown, with work of other Textile Center artists, at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport in a new display case on concourse E8.
This is a digital machine embroidery piece that began as a color study. I wanted to see what effect changing the color base had on the look of the embroidery. Each element has exactly the same design with the same thread colors. The subtle rainbow effect is from the different quilting calico colors. I played with the elements, lining them up, placing them on a grid and finally in a circle. As soon as I tried the circle, I knew it was a portrait of the artist Judy Chicago whose first memoir is titled Through the Flower. Follow the link and it will become clear to you;-)
The exhibit will hang March 20 and remain through the end of July. So, if you fly out of concourse E, watch for the fiber artists of Minnesota.
Many thanks to Kraig Thayer Rasmussen of the Textile Center for thinking of me. Follow the link to see his paintings.