April 23, 2010

Earthly Delights



This is Penny Nickels wonderful, embroidered answer to Hieronymus Bosch's triptych called the Garden of Earthly Delights. A lot of satin stitching was involved and also a french knot or two. Instead of directly taking imagery from the painting Penny gave the image of a seed catalogue a 'Bosch twist'. I can't help but wondering what would happen to my garden if Hieronymus Bosch was tending to it!

Penny's work is part of an exhibition called Replanting the Garden, works based on the Garden of Earthly Delights in the Big Car Gallery, Indianapolis.

6 comments:

  1. that is soooo beautiful Penny Nickels has amazing stitchery :o)

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  2. Beautiful! Some look like velvet!!

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  3. Thanks guys! I'm really happy with the way it turned out, I could stitch that poppy over and over!

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  4. Beautiful work! I'm not surprised that you're happy with it! And all those french knots, crikey! I do love doing f.knots though. It deserves all the compliments it gets. :-)

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  5. Beautiful Lettering and nice use of two colors for the french notes in the background.

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