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Queen, A Day at the Races

SKU: Queen, A Day at the Races
Regular price $1,000
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Embroidery stitched directly through a vinyl record sleeve. 

12x12x2 inches, framed in acrylic.

     Queen’s album, A Day at the Races, was released following their hugely successful, A Night at the Opera. Both of those albums featured slightly different crests designed by the band, one on a black background and one on white. I had been debating which one to create first. However, a commission solved the dilemma for me and the work for A Day at the Races was begun. I started by creating a wallpaper background that consisted of geometric lines and crowns. I stitched the crowns in tonal black yarn to create a tufted raised effect. I then stitched the elaborate crest, which consists of lions, fairies, a crab and a phoenix as a patch. The crest alone has over 75,000 hand placed stitches in it. The crest and typography were mounted onto the album last.

The albums take up to 8 hours to embroider and can contain over 200,000 stitches. The series is created and designed to be hung together so you can add to your installation wall as you discover new pieces I create. Each of the albums comes with a signed certificate and is framed in acrylic and measures 12" x 12" x 2".