13 Aug 2010

Mapping Moths

Im continuing to play with my mothy ideas, the last stitches were interesting but not quite doing it for me, I loved their colors, which hinted at the moths delicate structure but the heavy canvas & stitching made them feel dead and unreal.
I have ideas about light bulbs and some kind of installation with many moths flying around, which lead me to paper! as usual I have a huge pile of vintage paper, book pages and maps,  on my desk, it seems perfect to try a few moth shapes out.
a few pages from my sketchbook

Im going to keep making these till I have ahuge pile then play with constructing a few different installation/displays. xxx

(Still haven't found time to get a bit bigger yet......hubby off next week so may be able to grab a bit of time making big marks...)


  1. These look fabulous stitched on paper.

  2. i love this, very unique, so creative. can't wait to see what comes next for the little creatures. i like playing with old or new maps.

  3. Seems like with each post, the moths are moving you in great bounds... these are really interesting - the maps are cool with them!

  4. Ooh, I like where you're going with this. The paper is really working with the moths...

  5. I love your moths! I just discovered your blog, it is wonderful. So you now have a new follower!

  6. looks great! love the maps and the lines of stitch you are doing
    also really like your sketch of the moths and the light
    looking forward to seeing what's next!

  7. i'm a little behind, but these are absolutely fantastic! the maps are inspired!


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