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Fantasy Tree - Stephen Wilson Studio

Fantasy Tree

Fantasy Tree - 96”x40” 

The Fantasy tree is the largest piece that I have created to date.The installation is is comprised of seven panels that are each 12”x40” and together when hung, measure 96”x40”. The Fantasy Tree was inspired by vintage De Gourney  wall paper. I want to explore vintage chinoiserie patterns with embroidery. The background is created using vintage linen fabric that is quilted with tatami stitches with the tree and leaves stitched in exquisite detail. The background was then mounted and the edges hand pulled and fringed. Hundreds of miniature lace flowers were then collaged onto the piece to add further dimension. Embroidered birds and butterflies were added to the installation to truly capture the majesty of the fantasy tree.

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