Saturday, December 3, 2011

genius, childhood

Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
— Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

A kiku (chrysanthemum) variation, with 8 rather than 16 points. There's a gap between the last two rounds of each petal, so the thread wrap shows through, and extra "guidelines" added (though not all the way to the poles) to connect the inner points (a visual device). It looks a little like a small eggplant; this makes me happy.

Thread wrap in purple; S8 division in dusky lavender perle; embroidery in sage/artichoke green — three shades, from greenish white to darker sage. The quote above by Baudelaire is in the bell box along with 9 brass rings. Circumference: 10.25 inches / 26 cm; diameter: 3.26 inches / 8.3 cm. Completed 2 December 2011 (no. 069).

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