Embroidery stitched directly through a vinyl record sleeve.
12x12x2 inches, framed in acrylic.
Edition of 8, plus one artist's proof.
Fragile was Yes’s fourth album after their breakthrough album titled “Yes”. The album features the iconic hits Roundabout and Long Distance Runaround. When this album was released in 1971, progressive rock was very popular and Yes lead the pack. This was the first album featuring art created by Roger Dean who went on to design a lot of their albums and stage sets. The album features a bonsai planet over a blue background with a wooden spaceship flying over it. I wanted to stitch this album in wool thread so I started by stitching the background in 3 shades of blue using swirling abstract stitches. The planet was stitched in dozens of shades of mint, blue and green threads with the rocks and space ship being stitched on top in rayon threads. The logo was stitched as a patch and mounted onto the album as a final step.