Monday

space between

I am honored to be included among the talented artists invited to participate in the Space Between exhibit curated by the fabulous duo of Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal. My piece is Steni Mezhdu Sosedyami/Стены Между Соседями/Walls Between Neighbors. 
Here are a couple of close ups. I used vintage lace curtains, my own photos of inspirational St. Petersburg, Russia architecture, manipulated in Photoshop® and printed on organza, recycled paper, rayon thread and variegated embroidery floss. It is mostly hand stitched. If any of you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you might have seen me complain of my raw fingers...this is why!

13 comments:

Gerrie said...

Oh my goodness. That is a lot of stitching, but so worth it. It is beautiful.

Vivien Zepf said...

This is a great picture of a fabulous piece. Congratulations on the show, too.

Karen L R said...

gorgeous. really.

Sue Reno said...

Congratulations, it's a wonderful piece!

Jeannie said...

Congratulations Natalya! I now see why your fingers were sore. The sneak peeks are beautiful. One day I hope to either see your work in person or own a piece myself. Have a beautiful week.

Melanie said...

omg -- you've outdone yourself.
Congrats.

Nancy said...

I love how the curtain lace patterns play with the print of older architecture. It's a wonderful piece and congrats on having it included in the "Spaces Between" show.

Kristin L said...

I like the way the stitching distorts the curtain. Definitely worth it as it blends all the layers together. Congratulations on your acceptance!

Terry said...

Very, very beautiful!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

This is just gorgeous! The efect is mesmerising!!!

Elizabeth said...

Glorious!!!!! I love the texture that the lace gives to the photos - almost an underwater with pattern look!!! Yes I can certainly understand sore fingers- you do use thimbles I hope??????

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

Natalia, how big is this piece? It's beautiful and very close to my heart (no, I've never been in Petersburg).

sukipoet said...

congrats on the show. this is as others have said so gorgeously beautiful and evocative. i love the way you meld photos on cloth and cloth itself and the stitches. i like the unusual angle of view. best of luck