Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Quadrat piece completed

Yay!  It's completed!
This is the needle-felted piece I've been working on.  Inspired by a call for art at the resident's gallery in the Franklin Arts Center where I work.  The theme is work that is exactly 12" x 12", and since mine is not an exacting nature, I had to ponder how I might be able to fit that requirement.  It wasn't until I started poking at some wool that I decided that I wanted to do a piece reflecting a portion of the landscape in my mind.  Like a quadrat, a tool scientists use to isolate a standard unit for study.

Though this scene is plucked from my imagination, it definitely has its roots in reality.  For example, my fungus here is influenced by the orange peel fungus by the duck pond in my backyard.

A sprouting plant with downy leaves is similar to the mullein by the driveway.

Waxed thread becomes my take on sporophytes that dot our back woods.


Pebbles and sprouting grasses atop mounds of moss and earth.

And pebbles, plucked from lakeshores, naturally.

This was a really satisfying piece to work on, especially since it allowed me to conjure up images of greenness in this otherwise winter-white landscape.

The frame was made from some planks I had in my workshop.  This piece hangs on the wall and I could see myself doing a whole series of these.  Hmm...

'Quadrat'
2014
12" x 12"
needle-felted wool, cotton thread
by Lisa Jordan

18 comments:

Star of the East said...

It is gorgeous, Lisa.

Emma Elliott said...

This is.breathtaking I adore it so creative and beautiful such details. :0)

beth lehman said...

i love it!! i love the details and the rich rich color!! how fun.

Kristy M said...

Wow Lisa-that is impressive! I love it! So much detail! Just awesome!

lynn bowes said...

Good Lord, Lisa.
Is there anything you cannot create?

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

Can't stop looking at it ! You are amazing !
xoxo

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

What a gorgeous piece of art!We surely are going to see more of these!AriadnefromGreece!

Starr White said...

Wow! this is wonderful!! I love this so much.

Jessica Jo said...

Holy wow! That is amazing!

Jacqui Wise said...

Absolutely beautiful! Nature is so inspirational.

June Caedmon said...

Love the fungus - love the details - such a beautiful piece!

handstories said...

This is so alive, I want to dig my fingers into the soil.

Evanita W Montalvo said...

This is such an amazing piece! I love the layout and the variety you've created. The mushrooms are awesome their vibrant orange color remind me of jack o' lantern mushrooms that I find so fascinating, they apparently have luminescence. You did such a fabulous job with the size requirements for the theme. I hope you do more like this. :)

Sue A said...

Wow! I love it! Gorgeous work.

Karen L R said...

So, so beautiful.

Grace said...

Oh I love it! I think the little sporophytes are my favorite part. It's beautiful and brilliant.

HollyM said...

This is just beautiful! I'm sure up close is even better. It would be fun to examine all that luscious detail.

jeanga6 said...

Beautiful work! So different from the type of creating I do. Fun inspiration. Jean

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