Thursday, 24 June 2010

I love leigh

I have long admired the late Leigh Bowery. This cross stitched portrait has been a WIP for ages (ahem, 3 years or so) and is finally complete. The reason it took so long was all that black- yes I could have stitched on black aida but I like the way it is completely stitched, it's like a tapestry.
It is based on this image, I first got into Leigh Bowery when I was at art school making soft sculpture masks. I was told to look at him by a tutor and was captivated by his fantastic costumes. Now many years down the line it was fun to make a more obvious tribute to my favourite artist/performer/club kid!

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