This large original is 16″ x 20″ (total framed dimensions 26″ x 30″). Due to the size and fragility of shipping large framed pieces, there is an additional $100 for shipping. If you are in the Minneapolis area and are interested in picking up the piece without additional shipping fees, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love recreating flowers with glued embroidery floss. Each individual petal is an opportunity to blend different bright colors to reflect the rich variations present. I had previously made small flower pieces, but I wanted to do something ambitious. So, I went to my local farmers market and purchased a couple of bouquets of flowers. I arranged them together and took a picture from above. Over the course of almost a year, I finished one flower at a time until the full piece was completed.
This artwork was made with 96 colors of embroidery floss. Individual pieces were glued to the background surface one by one and pushed into place with tiny scissors and a toothpick.