Tuesday, November 29, 2016


I finished the small "Graffiti" tapestry. It is a sampler for a larger tapestry I want to do. I haven't been feeling great the past few days, and haven't finished sewing slits, etc. on this piece, but it's small enough that I could just scan it into the computer without having to do a photo set-up (which usually requires that the piece be finished and mounted in some way.) It is about 8x10".

I don't know that I regard this as a great work of art, or Art, in any sense of the word. Visually, I don't think it is all that appealing, except that it truly expresses my emotions while creating it, as true graffiti should do. Because it is a tapestry, I did pre-plan some shapes, but the colors were chosen as I went along, based strictly on my mood, which has alternated between small moments of hope, and larger periods of frustration and rage. A few unplanned things showed up along the way, as well, like the pink wings on the peace symbol and the little 'escaping man' in the upper left corner.

The larger tapestry that this will lead to is still 'fermenting' in the mind of my muse, but it is definitely working it's way towards the loom!


Phillenore said...

Well, I LIKE it, Kathy. It's creative and definitely expresses emotion... and after all, that's what art is all about, don't you think?

K Spoering said...

Thanks, Phillenore. And yes, I do think art needs to express emotion. And sometimes those emotions are not going to be 'pretty.'

Rita Duval said...

I agree, it certainly has some power as a small piece. Too many solid shapes maybe for scaling up? Rita

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