Monday, April 26, 2010


the cloth is mostly done. It only needs fine tuning now- I hope it doesn't take another three months!
All the tying is done with string, coins and beads. Koshchei the deathless is in there....

behind the three towers, three birds who are really young men
stitching for unfolding
stitching before painting
the bird-suitors, on their way to becoming
the longest, straightest line I've ever stitched. half way down I realised the basting should probably be on the other side- it worked, anyway. the cloth hangs straight and even
trial telling.
it folds and unfolds like a storybook with popups, the skeleton in the closet is a great success, the beads and coins shine and sparkle, and give it weight to hang straight, the cloth dances in the breezeI am proud of the cloth. now the telling has to become more impressive than the cloth!
there are many bits of me stitched into that cloth
it feels weird, that I have an öbject"
my art until now was in winged words or dancing waves of air... this cloth is still there after the telling is done.


phishlady said...

I am awed by the beautiful work you've done here, so much care and time poured into it... beautiful!

Joei Rhode Island said...

What a delight to see a piece that will fire imagination and tell stories that fly in the air while grounded to the earth.

Ladka said...

And so much innovation and imagination! You're really creative, Manya! Congratulations!

Jasmine said...

Manya, this looks so impressive. I'm so happy for you reading this and seeing these pictures xxJ

Harnett-Hargrove said...

This all looks so very intriguing! Congratulations on a remarkable and spirited piece that will carry you on. -J

Martine said...

And i would like to hear you telling your story.

Manya Maratou said...

hello, and thank you for your comments,I am still chasing my tail about where to go and what to do with new (for me) artistic venture

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Very beautiful and very special - yes, I wish I could sit there and hear you telling the story, too!

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