We went to Stockholm this summer and it was just lovely, the whole city sparkled in sunshine, flags flying and I fell in love...... I lived there for 4 years in my youth, well.... a while ago, and loved it then too, so this is a celebration of the colors of the Swedish flag and a celebration of summer, the season we all love to love!
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, as are all the blue flowers and birds. I have freehand embroidered extensively, choosing colors that enhance the collage, a shiny yellow, a clear blue and a navy blue and fastened all the loose ends on the back with vlieseline so the collage has a very finished look. It is initialed on the front and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.
The collage measures 17" x 32" ( 44 cm x 82 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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