You know when you go for a country walk in the middle of summer and you come home with a large bouquet of all kinds or wild flowers, get out your favorite jug and it just fills with the scent of summer, that is what I tried to create here, a moment in time, suspended.
A blue jug full of happiness and summer feeling is never wrong, as a matter of fact, it is just so right just about anywhere in your life!
This is a textile collage, on a gorgeous 100% crisp white linen, the “canvas“ is quite textured, enhancing the hand printed fabrics. I have added different fabrics, all printed with my own linocuts, that is, all the patterns etc are made by me and then hand printed onto fabric, the jug too, is a separate linocut plate and the multicolored flowers are also hand printed by me. I add some handprinted fabrics with flowers and then I have freehand embroidered extensively, and fastened all the loose ends so the collage has a very finished look. It is signed on the front in stitch and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.
The collage measures 20" x 32" ( 50 cm x 83 cm)
I have intended for this collage to be framed behind glass to protect the textiles.
A very simple frame would look best, online you can order custom frames and try them out before purchasing if you don't have a framer handy.
This collage linocut arrives carefully wrapped, I roll it up in a mailing tube with tissue paper and a plastic sleeve. I can also add a personal hand written message of your choosing - just mail me your message and I add it to the package. Each collage will also arrive with a free blank greeting card featuring one of my works making it easier for you to add a personal touch if you are giving it away as a gift.
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If you have any questions, you are so welcome to get in touch,
thanks for visiting, Mariann
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