Thursday, April 19, 2012
Kitchen Party-New Fibre Art
I have completed a new piece which I am calling "Kitchen Party". It was inspired by a photo by Neville Hamilton and used with permission. Walking near Rustico PEI, he and his partner came upon 3 kitchen chairs positioned in a conversational manner in a field by the path. They looked so incongruous just sitting there abandoned. What thoughts come to mind. Who sat in those chairs? Mothers having a midday rest and cuppa? It gives a new definition of 'kitchen party' (in the Maritimes usually defined as a group of people getting together to play music and sing, usually in someone's kitchen). The ideas in the photo just captivated me. I ended up just having two chairs because three looked too crowded. It does diminish the meaning somewhat but I think it works. I may try adding a third to create a semi circle though. I did a lot of hand stitching on the flowers and grasses. I had thought of adding a ghostly figure in one of the chairs but it looked more striking without.