|'Tea with good friends' by Cindy Hickok|
"I paint with thread. I “paint” each day, with thread as my medium, the needle as my paintbrush, the sewing machine an extension of my arm. With foot on the pedal and tongue in the cheek, I create works that satisfy my desire to express life as I see it. "
What a fabulous life that is, don't you agree?
|'Breakfast at the National Gallery' by Cindy Hickok|
"I like to think that figures from paintings step out of their backgrounds as well, I imagine what they might do--enjoy a meal, have a rest, or engage in conversation with their peers."
|'Tea Bag' by Cindy Hickok|
|'Cafe de Musee' (detail) by Cindy Hickok|
The embroideries are worked entirely on the sewing machine and the shading and blending of colours is amazing. And see the drop shadows? I love the dimension they add to the pieces.
These works are done on water-soluble fabric, which once dissolved, leaves these beautiful little artworks of thread.
If these few pieces have sparked you curiosity for more - hop over to Cindy's website www.cindyhickok.com and look through the gallery. I am sure it will make you smile, after all that is the point of beautiful embroidered things - and besides, what is not to love about an embroidered telephone... ?
|'A Conversation Piece' by Cindy Hickok|
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.