14 June 2007

Good News!

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.

17 comments:

Sue B said...

Congratulations! This is a gorgeous piece.

Dianne said...

Congratulations Annika - it's beautiful!! I think you've portrayed the scene from above beautifully!! I love how you've pieced, then stitched it......

Doreen G said...

Congratulations Annica this is tremendous -the colours work so well together and you have achieved what you set out to do.
Well done.

Purple Missus said...

Well done Annica. You deserve to be selected with this piece. It looks wonderful.

Wild Thread Studio said...

This piece is lovely! Congratulations Annica!
Denise

Conni said...

This is an absolutely beautiful piece of art, Annica - congratulations!!!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Annica!
It's a beautiful work. And I think the title is great. There are so many special pieces in that draw me to that close inspection, and yet I keep wanting to "stand back" and take it all in and not miss any part.

Sherry said...

Congrats, it's so beautiful and unique. I could look at it for hours.

Alis said...

Congratulations Annica.
A well deserved entry into the exhibition.

Sapphire Dakini said...

I really love this piece. Such a sense of motion & the colors are fabulous.

Micki said...

Congratulations, Annica. Your piece is lovely. I love the composition and your stitching is beautiful.

neki desu said...

love the work! it's so full of life, makes you want to dance.
which i am bcse i'm celebrating your inclusion in the show.

Congratulations!!!!
neki desu

Shirley Goodwin said...

Well done, Annica!

Waltraud said...

Congratulations, Annica! I can see all the fields, woods and lakes!

Susan D said...

Sorry I'm late leaving a comment but Congratulations Annica.

Susan said...

Hi!
I read this message the other evening and got so excited...first, for you, of course. It is always such a great thrill to be among the successful entries in a juried show. Second, the piece is absolutely gorgeous! Third, I LOVE SWEDISH BOTANICALS.

My husband and I work with antiquarian prints...nothing really, really old and rare and nothing terribly expensive. We've bought and sold mainly affordable 19th century images. We buy mostly from book auction houses and frame the pictures. We've never broken a "good book"...we generally buy the ones that are already damaged, have a few plates missing, or are in a stack of loose prints.

We have lots of Swedish botanicals and thought the name you listed was familiar. Alas, it is not. Those we have are by C.A.M. Lindman from a set of books called Bilder ur Nordens Flora.

I only know this because I kept the cover of one of the broken volumes and made eight transfers of the images into miniature quilts that fit inside this cover. (I used framing material to create the enclosure.)

I had no idea that there was an earlier, better known, Swedish botanist. I did know, though, that your countrymen took great interest in all sorts of plant life and made wonderful images.

Being in this show is really a great honor! I'll send you a photo or two of my work inspired by the images by Lindman...send me your email address!
Susan

Plain Jane said...

oh, i love this piece. All the wonderful texture and laying and most especially the edges! great work, and congrats.