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category:  Dreams and Memories
Security blanket 1
Security blanket

 

A recent trip to Sydney to meet my childhood German penfriend (the first time we've met in 26 years, and only the second time we've met ever) was the inspiration for this scene.

 

The focus of the image is a 1/12th scale miniature quilt I created using squares cut out of the interiors of security envelopes, scanned, edged with "binding" made from a scan of the edge of the envelope from one of my penfriend's letters, and then printed onto cotton fabric.

 

This quilt became the centrepiece of a scene based in a imagined version of my teenage bedroom, complete with a keepsake box of letters and photographs from my penfriend.

 

Printed on the underside of the quilt is a song lyric which adds meaning to the scene. But no one can see it or knows it's there unless I tell them.

 

Secrets and memories.

 

 

The question: is the quilt the work and I'm creating three views of the work, or are the final images works in their own right?

Materials: 

Reused cotton sheeting, ink, fleece, paper, cardboard, shells, miniature furniture and accessories plus repurposed jewelery pieces.

 

Comments

The blurry back ground lets me focus on the box in the front. Why the artist would want someone to just focus only on the box? I think the teddy bear looks cute.