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Madman Across the Water, Elton John

SKU: MODBL12120576_2

Embroidery stitched directly through a vinyl record sleeve. 

12x12x2 inches, framed in acrylic.

Edition of 8, plus one artist's proof.

     Madman Across the Water was one of the prototypes for the album series. It is the only album I can think of that features embroidery on the cover. The cover is a photograph of a hand embroidered patch on a denim jacket. I can tell that it was hand embroidered by the way the ombré forms and the irregular length of the stitching. I wanted to duplicate exactly the colors, gradient and stitch lengths for my version of the album. After quite a bit of trial and error I was able to create a pattern that resembles the hand embroidery and recreate the album cover. This was a very meta project of a photograph of embroidery, photographed and then embroidered.

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