|"Intertwined", 18" x 27"|
Life is full of tangled things. Depression and worries are trials that test our ability constantly, just like the intertwined tree branches in the forest that their tree leaves battle with one another. It disturbs our thoughts and makes us confused.
Mother Nature is everywhere. She is like a prophet hiding herself in the dark. There is a distance but you still feel the intimacy. She often narrows the scope of her existence and shows the direction for those who want to open their visions. She gives her wisdom to those who are frustrated. What an honor to sew this piece of my beloved mentor.
Whenever there is a student, there is always a teacher. The pursuit of perfection often brings more disturbance and challenge. That was how I felt during the creative process of this piece. Maybe I cared too much about this piece and lack of concentration. While sewing this piece, I realized that seeing is not always believing. The meanings are hidden behind the works. Without faith, I can‘t sew the huge tree in the dark. Without sincere willingness, I can’t complete the bright miniature forest in solid-void space, just like people’s ignorance of facing all things. To my surprise, Mother Nature gives me trials in sewing this piece. I’m thankful for Nature’s guidance.
Size: 18” x 27”
Materials: cotton, woolen yarn, wool, Romanian thread
Techniques: embroidery, 100% hand stitched, appliqué, pieced, three-layered quilted
The wool is transplanted into fabrics and made undetachable.