Embroidery stitched directly through a vinyl record sleeve.
12x12x2 inches, framed in acrylic.
Edition of 8, plus one artist's proof.
Creating the Cry of Love album was another natural choice. The stylized portrait of Jimi Hendrix just screamed embroidery to me. I have been creating embroideries in a sketch like style for many years and had just started creating them on album covers. Embroidery sketching is when I trace each thread over an existing image except I don’t stop to trim the thread, the design is created in one continuous line. Just like you would trace something with a pencil and never lift the pencil off of the paper. I created this piece with 24 layers of thread. The first two layers in thin rayon thread and the top two layers in thicker wool thread.