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Elton John, Madman Across the Water

SKU: Elton John, Madman Across the Water
Regular price $1,000
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Embroidery stitched directly through a vinyl record sleeve. 

12x12x2 inches, framed in acrylic.

     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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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".