Monday, November 16, 2020
Last progress report of October 10th, in which I was debating adding a few more rows of space behind the face
Portrait Progress VII
(and anticipating a brown border of some design....)
And now with good border progress...
I like the diagonal slants because they echo the strong hair diagonal. Some how each 'cube' suggests very abstractly my ancestors....
The design just sort of popped into my head intuitive style. When I was sewing the first few blocks of the border, it seemed to me the dark triangles kind of echoed my hair. Seeing that, the gold and pink triangles seemed abstract faces. (In ancient Egyptian art, men are depicted with reddish skin and women are depicted with gold skin.) From there, the idea came that they look like a circle of ancestors.