Modern vintage style vase holding dried pressed flowers.
This piece is inspired by a matte McCoy pottery vase. McCoy pottery originates from the USA namely Ohio in the 1910s and is widely collectable.
Taking the 'vase' as her still life subject Leah's art also focuses on preserving the fragility of nature. Many of the flowers in Leah's art are nurtured, hand picked and pressed from her garden in Guildford. The wool used for the embroidery she sources from UK yarn companies. The wool used here is a soft wool/angora vintage Jaeger yarn.
The original artwork from which this print was taken was embroidered into recycled brown paper with a chunky DK yarn, the precarious process itself made this element of the design as fragile as the pressed flowers and petals. One wrong move and the piece would turn into a huge ripped hole. Holding the fragile paper at just the right angles when stitching and pulling the needle in only one direction allowed Leah to develop her method of embroidery.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRINT OF THE ORIGINAL ARTWORK!
This print is A3 in size, 11.7 x 16.5" (297 x 420 mm). This piece comes beautifully mounted, to fit the following frame size 15.75 x 19.68" (400 x 500 mm.)
This is an open edition.
Printed on a quality fine art paper called giclée paper.
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