Saint Irene Piroska of Hungary
I put the finishing touches on Empress Irene (pronounced eye-ree’-nee) today. Thank you to everyone who made a guess about who she might be. I think she looks pretty good for a mother of eight children. 🙂
I still have to get it pinned to a foam core and scanned, but that will take a bit and I wanted to share before I go on my summer blog break. Below is a cropped version and another image with the border that I use for a matting effect when I frame it.
The source of inspiration for my fabric mosaic was the famous mosaic found on the south gallery wall of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
close up view
A Vision Of A Visionary
I am putting the final touches on my latest fabric art project. For those of you who may not be familiar with Hildegard von Bingen, she was a 12th century German visionary. She first came to my attention probably ten years ago now, when I was introduced to her ethereal music. This past year I happened to watch a film on her life which renewed my interest in her; she was a remarkable woman, a musician, a poet, a botanist, a dramatist, a theologian, and a Benedictine abbess who recently (October of 2012) was named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI. In my research I could find few contemporary images of Hildegard and so I decided to create my own vision of her.
Hildegard, Sybil of the Rhine
fabric mosaic by
RemnantWorks – Kerri Jones
I’m putting a final press on her today and will then pin her to a board and take her in for a high-definition scan. I hope to have this done in the next week to week and a half and then will have a clearer and brighter image to show you.