After the crown was sewn onto the backing, the body and tail of the peacock were pinned to the backing and then machine appliqued to the backing, starting with the head and stopping where the tail hangs off the canvas.
|Machine Appliqueing the Body to the Backing.|
|Beaded Claw Shapes and Heat Set Rhinestones|
Waalaa, the work was complete and ready to hang on a wall.
Ruminations on Why I Chose to Use a Peacock to Express the "Boundless" Theme
The occurrence of multicolored iridescence in nature has always captivated my interest and stimulated my imagination. To me, the male peacock is the king of radiant iridescence. After studying this bird extensively, I clearly understand why in Japanese culture the peacock was historically considered a guard to the royal palace. To me, it is, indeed a “Royal Guardian”.
"Royal Guardian" will be on exhibit at the Cerritos Library for the months of August and September, 2015, along with other quilted and mounted art works by members of Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists. If you happen to be in the area, I hope you will stop by the library to visit the exhibit. The address of the library is:
18025 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703