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Cedar and Stone

by Deborah

I struggled a bit with the "shelter" theme in the beginning but, when I finally let go of the need to make a piece of art that was obviously about shelter, I was inspired by colors, shapes and lines from various shelter images.I
was really excited to work in the color palette of brown, green and gray. I used simple shapes representing shelter construction and focused on fabrics and surface design in the different areas of the composition. I really enjoyed adding the embroidery -- in both short and long stitches -- and I added a layer of black tulle to reference the shadows created by an imaginary roof line. See my blogpost for more details.

Cedar and Stone by Deborah
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