Monday, May 05, 2008

The Third House - Autumn

The Third House - Autumn
Originally uploaded by Maureen1
This piece was made for a local exhibition entitled 'The Third House'. Taken from the exhibition blurb the term 'the third place' was coined by Ray Oldenburg in his influential book "The Great Good Place" which describes the third place as the "anchors" of community life which facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction. But of course, you all knew that, didn't you?

I was given a small square of calico which I decided was rather boring, and decided to pick some leaves from the trees that line the streets of the suburb where I live. These were used for leaf prints, I hand embroidered in metallic threads and beaded the sage green front of the piece and added the tissue fabric leaf name tag, all tasselled and glittery.


At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Lilli said...

Great work.


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