January 5, 2014

If I Woke at Dawn – Work in Progress

I’ve made progress on the new, experimental River piece I showed in my last post.  I did some hand embroidery and a lot of machine stitching.  I’ve did a clean finish on the edges, which are slightly irregular, and readied it for some hand beadwork.  It measures around 19” square at this point.
If I Woke at Dawn, a work in progress by Sue Reno
I’ve also titled it – If I Woke at Dawn.  It’s a hypothetical birds-eye view of the river landscape.  In practical terms I am not particularly functional at dawn, and most of the sunrises I experience are imaginary.  It also fits into my current River works that start in my dreams; In Dreams I Flew Over the River, In Dreams I Saw the Colors Change, and In Dreams I Climbed the Cliffs.  This one has the feel of the moment between dreaming and waking….
If I Woke at Dawn, detail, a work in progress by Sue Reno
After beading I will probably mount it on canvas, frame it, or mount it on a larger quilted base.  Since this is an exploratory work, I’m not rushing to make that decision.

3 comments:

Pat's Place said...

This one touches my soul. It reminds me of all the times I watched the Susquehanna River flowing by my home and the feeling wrapped in the security of the on-going-ness of nature & the Higher Being.

Sue Reno said...

Wow, Pat, what a lovely endorsement and deep understanding of what I am working on conveying! I humbly thank you.

Ali George said...

Sue - I really like the transition sections and how stitch is incorporated. It's very mellow and at the same time powerful imagery. As always, thank you.