Monday, September 17, 2012

the artist is . . .

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
— Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

A set of two small temari with the traditional flax (or hemp) design—asanoha kagari. They're stitched with perle #8 thread—about half the thickness of #5, the size I generally use.

No. 158: Thread wrap in black; C8 division and embroidery in #8 ecru. Circumference: 8.5 inches / 21.5 cm; diameter: 2.7 inches / 6.84 cm. No. 159: Thread wrap in cream; C8 division and embroidery in #8 black. Circumference: 8.625 inches / 22 cm; diameter: 2.75 inches / 7 cm. The quote by Pablo Picasso is in the bell box of each, along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Completed 16 September 2012 (nos. 158, 159).

Sold to benefit

next to an 11" circumference / 3.5" diameter temari, for comparison

1 comment:

  1. I really like these.... a ying and a yang.

    And I like the quote.