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Island Tapestry


Island Tapestry

Island Tapestry

I put the finishing touches on this piece today, gluing and tying the beach stones that anchor it firmly to the sea. I hadn’t planned on this being part of my 100 Days of Facing The Coast project, but with the many seaside images in the piece I thought it would fit in nicely. The center Botticelli inspired image, captured at the seashore, is a reminder of Venus’ birth in the sea. If you look closely at her face below, you will see many fine white lines in it, glittering like dried seasalt on skin that has been kissed by the sun after a swim.

 Island Tapestry, detail 1

Island Tapestry, detail 1

The pattern of images is reminescent of a kimono with obi, my personal nod to another island I have been privileged to call home and which has left an indelible mark on my senses and my heart. More details below.

Island Tapestry, detail 2

Island Tapestry, detail 2

Island Tapestry, detail 3

Island Tapestry, detail 3

Island Tapestry, a 26″x34″ paper scroll with photopolymer gravure etchings, bamboo and stones, is offered at $650 this week.

Author: chiaink

World travelled yet never weary, eloquent and evocative, Chiarina's artworks sing with a sensitive and sensuous spirit.

7 thoughts on “Island Tapestry

  1. True Tree
    we’ll never understand
    the true wonder
    and power
    of the tree

  2. Lovely, thank you 🙂

  3. What a lovely work of art!

  4. I love the tapestry. Would like to see the top pictures enlarged. This is worth time and close study, not just a glance. The shades and tones are provocative, the images reach out and pull you in for a closer look and understanding. So happy to have found your blog.

    • Thank yo so much. If you click on the image and then click on it again it should appear quite large enough to see all the top images well. Let me know if you have any trouble, I can post another close up for you. All the images in the piece are from photos shot on Vancouver Island, some indoor shots but mostly outdoors, and each has a story to tell! 🙂

  5. Pingback: Tapestry – A Picture Book | Chiarina Loggia

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