Remember my secret project? I've showed you some sneak peaks before, here and here. I didn't want to show the whole piece because I was going to enter it at a juried show. Well, I got in! About 50 pieces where selected out of over 100 entries. I'm very happy! The opening is on Sunday, the 17th. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, but I'll try to see the show later this summer. It's open until 9th September.
The show is at a place called Huseby Bruk. The name of the show is "Linnaeus Botanical Embroidery". Carl Linnaeus or Carl von Linné was a great Swedish scientist, he's known as the Father of Taxonomy. This year we celebrate that he was born 300 years ago. There are plenty of exhibitions about Linnaeus life and work all over the country. Books are being published and there's articles, plays, TV shows, you name it.
This is my embroidery. The background is made out of small pieces of fabric that I fuse together with Bondaweb. The size is 30cm x 33cm. I called it "To See the Details in the Big Picture, and the Big Picture in the Details". I was trying to create an image that would give the viewer a feeling of looking down on a landscape from above and see fields, woods and lakes.