Monday, 28 January 2013

WIP - bones

This is what is in my hoop at the moment- a infant skeleton with a disarticulated skull. I know some people might find this image macabre or maybe even violent but it's just an anatomical diagram that shows how all the bits fit together and I think that makes it really fascinating and beautiful. The finsihed piece will be this image in a mirror image with one side filled in baby pink and the other baby blue so yes, I am playing on how we react to images like this, especially those of babies but if it works out the way I envisage it I think the end result will be very striking.
I would love to know what people think of this as it's not like my usual embroideries but I feel quite excited about it, so please your feed back-I won't be offended if you hate it!


  1. I think it's fabulous and can't wait to see the finished project. It's not macabre when you explain why you're doing it. It's perfectly interesting!

  2. I think embroidery is art and art is free! I would like to see the finished piece!

  3. Bloody brilliant. The world needs more of this kind of work.

  4. So striking. Both the subject matter and the composition. I almost wish I could give you some constructive feedback... but all I have to offer is encouragement and a sense of excitement to see this progress. I would also love to hear more about the inspiration behind such a challenging, unusual artwork.

  5. How interesting!! I'm anxious to see the final piece.

    My Dad received a book called Skulls for xmas this year and flipping through it definitely got me thinking about craft projects inspired by some of the skeletons. I think it's a great theme to work with.

  6. Oooh, I really like this. When I was a teenager I wanted to be an archaeologist and spend a lot of time with archaeologists, shadowing them (and probably just annoying them).

    I remember one lady saying how moving it was to excavate infant burials, and your piece brought this to mind. I think it's a very moving piece. It reminds me how fragile infants' skeletons are, how marvellously our bones all fit together.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished piece!

  7. Thanks everyone - sister twisty your comment is so interesting, the point about how fragile and intricate the infant skeleton is was one of the things that drew me to this image.
    Limeriot- i've seen that book! I look forward to seeing some skull themed crafts!


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