Sunday, October 2, 2016

Anticipation -Margaret Kelly

I did this piece for a fund raiser for a local organization whose aim it is to house the homeless.  I called it "Anticipation" as several of the homeless here are seniors and women, and I imagined someone getting a key to their very own place for the first time and how they would feel.  The glove was my mother's.  The key is an old one. The key hole is made of plaster.  Brass shim is the door plate, and the knob is brocade.  The background and border are upholstery fabrics."

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Yellow Door

Here's my yellow door. I had a hard time narrowing down the type of door I wanted to do. I collected dozens of images. It wasn't until I dyed this fabric that I made my choice. 
I designed the hinge myself after looking pages of antique hinge photos. The fabric was folded accordion style then I had clothes pins every few inches along the long edge of the fabric and ice dyed it.