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Carousel II

Fiber Wall Hanging

Created by Cindy Grisdela
"Carousel II" is an exploration of line in a calming color palette of blue/green/purple. Curved lines describe the horizontal marble-like images in the center and contrast with straight striped lines that contain and energize the space. Putting colors together intuitively, the artist use fabric the way a painter might use paint to engage viewers from a distance, yet invite a closer look. The piece is stitched with an oversized spiral motif in variegated thread to add texture and dimension to the finished composition.

Grisdela creates all her work in her studio overlooking a lake in Reston, VA. Each wall hanging is quilted individually using her domestic home sewing machine. The designs are stitched freehand, with no marking ahead of time and no computer program, just the artist drawing the designs with the machine's needle and thread. Each piece has the artist's signature stitched into the front in an unobtrusive spot.

Avoid hanging in direct sunlight. To remove dust, brush lightly with a lint roller.

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