Embroidery stitched directly through a vinyl record sleeve.
12x12x2 inches, framed in acrylic.
Edition of 8, plus one artist's proof.
This is my favorite album by the doors because of the music and cover. You may not notice it from looking but it was created with a yellow sleeve, with the band's picture screened on top of clear plastic framed in burgundy cardboard with rounded edges. This was very cool packaging from an album that was released in 1971. This was Jim Morrison's last album before his untimely death and is in Rolling Stones top 500 albums of all time. I started by stitching concentric circles of yarn on the yellow inner sleeve. The next step in the process was to stitch the cover in yarn as well. I used circular stitches for both the burgundy background and the lettering. To finish the album, I mounted the two pieces together so that the yellow yarn shows behind the image.