|Pelican Sunset waiting|
to be hung
I covered the entire back in blue material which matches the sky. That required a lot of hand sewing since the blue was in strips to match the strips in the wedge weave tapestry. I didn't want viewers peering between the slits in the tapestry and seeing loose ends. Now they are all covered with blue.
I also had to decide what color I wanted to show between the slits. I knew I did not want to leave it up to the color of the wall it might hang on. I had originally thought of opposites; having the colors in the sunset show up in the water slits like reflections and the water colors showing up in the sky slits. I also tried an orange red silk through out. But in the end I went with what my sister liked the best - the shimmering grey of moon light. Simple and striking. I sewed in a huge piece of shimmering grey material which hangs loose in the back.
|Hanging device drying|
Hopefully tomorrow you can see it hanging in my studio.