32″ x 32″
Inspired by the gold overlay and graphic elements of Gustaf Klimt’s work, I wanted to have a portion of this piece photo realistic and the rest ethereal, abstract, and filled with shape. The foal’s color and hair-like stitching convey realism, while his watchful mother’s bright pink color and body patterns that match the background give her an element of unreality, as though she is there with her baby, but not.
Photo manipulation printed on canvas, tulle and synthetic material overlays, machine applique, hand embroidery with commercial and hand-dyed cotton.
©2017 Christina Fairley Erickson