Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Beauty and the Beast


Beauty and the Beast - The Universe within and without.
 Textile wall hanging : assorted  fabrics,paint ,gold stitching beads and sequins.




Detail



Bleeding Heart,or Lady in a Bath  :  Dicentra Spectabilis.
Photo by Margaret



Beauty in the picture gallery of the Beast's  castle.
This illustration is from one of my favourite childhood books.




Now displayed in it's present home in Australia : photo by owner.


The idea to make this wall hanging came after seeing the Disney film in the late 1990's. The red and white connects
 with the book illustration,the star systems link us to the universe, and the heart to love,the healer.




11 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wow! When I saw the first photo I knew that it was made of many parts, and your second shot confirmed my amazement! When I see your textile art I think about the many steps required and this one is mindboggling.

The colors are favorites of mine and I am glad that you showed that last photo in order to have an appreciation of the size. Just wonderful and I am sure that it is well-loved by the owner. Bravo!

Bises,
Genie

henk knibbeler said...

Goodevening Ruby,

Fine and fragile is this colorfull artwork, it's also a nice combination with the other items. Obviously, maby Iam at Watou with some work and poems in the summer, it depends of my very busy season;)

have a nice evening and a lovely week!

Henk.

biebkriebels said...

Didn't noticed it was that big until I saw your last picture. Beautiful made wall hanging, I didn't see the movie but can imagine it must have inspired you.

lines n shades said...

these are wonderful... glad to have stopped by :)

snowwhite said...

Stunning! Gold stitches with beads and sequins look like constellations. Universe in the burning big heart is immense. I understand very well how the owner has loved this work. The room becomes far more than home sweet home with your work.

redrose said...

Hello, Forest Dream Weaver.
This is such a gorgeous art! Your art represents a lot of your loves for beauties, nature and universe. It is amazing to see the details of gold stitching beads and sequins!
Have a nice weekend!

Dutchbaby said...

Stunning work of stitchery. Your second photo would make a first-rate abstract painting! Fantastic!

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Opulent and fantastical...it's as stunning in the close-up detail as it is on the wall. And what a size! The work that went into it is astonishing.

cosmos said...

A red heart holding an infinity of space! It looks like twinkling stars and neburas within the heart.
I'm looking forward to visiting here.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Thank you for your lovely and insightful comments.

Have a great week!
Best wishes,
Ruby

Charlotte said...

Gorgeous, I love the intensity of the reds; It reminds me of how our 'hearts' are made up of lots of different bits of love, making a whole that is greater.

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