Monday, June 29, 2009
My Sea Urchin is designed around the concept of an "art book". Each "page" represents a stage in the life of a sea urchin from larvae to washed up dead shell on the beach. Each sea urchin has a unique pattern of spines. The urchin is made up of 10 separate plates, which when view by the human eye look like a perfect pentagon - hence the five "pages" of my book.
The first of my "bowl" series, FISHES was an attempt to see how far I could stitch an object, cut and it still retain it's shape. The outside thread is a slightly different colour to the inside thread. It has been stitched from both sides.