Thursday, March 6, 2014

'Acadian Autumn'

This is the small 8"x10" tapestry that I am sending to the Untitled/Unjuried exhibit, to be held in conjunction with Convergence this summer in Rhode Island. I love this exhibit, and have participated in every one of them since I saw the first one in Portland.

The tapestry is titled "Acadian Autumn" because when I went to Maine the first time in 2009 with a couple of artist friends, the colors were so unlike our golden Colorado autumns. We were there at prime color time, and I believe we had our cameras to our faces most of the time! This was also the first real trip I took with my beloved Nikon, so I think it is where I came to love it. The leaf in the lens is indicative of the many red leaves I shot photos of, like the one below. We do have beautiful autumns here in Colorado, but they have very little of the color red to them, and red is my favorite color to weave. 

I designed this tapestry when my camera was broken, and I believed lost to me forever. My husband got me a newer Nikon, but it felt different in my hands and I was not getting photos I liked with it. So he decided have my camera fixed, and he has the new camera. So now, instead of an 'In Memory' tapestry, it is a celebration tapestry!

My favorite part of the tapestry is the camera strap, where you can read a part of the word, 'Nikon.' My husband thought I should not have a brand name in the tapestry, as if I am 'endorsing' something, but I still really like that part.

The tapestry is blocked, lined, and with the proper hanging system on the back, ready to mail off to the exhibit!


Rebecca Mezoff said...

I love it Kathy! I can't wait to see it in person.

Kathe Todd-Hooker said...

This has always been one of my favourite exhibits! Love the irony of this piece!

Janette Meetze said...

So glad that your wonderful tapestry became a celebration Kathy.