A Balancing Act
Two swallow fledglings, new to the flying lark, struggle to keep their balance on the thin, dried blades of grass. With the bobbing motion of the gentle breeze they call out for their parents attention.
A number of techniques and mediums were used in the creation of this piece. The background is fabric painted and the swallows and grass were achieved through quilting, applique, embroidery, techniques. These techniques create the different textures from the soft warm feathers to the thin, smooth blades of grass. Unfortunately, the three-dimensional relief doesn't show particularly well in the photos, so please take a look at the depth of the piece to get an idea of the overall effect.
Measures: In Frame:
Height:22cm Height: 32.3m
Width:22cm Width: 32.3m
Depth: 2.5cm Depth: 4cm
This piece has been professionally framed, with a white mount and white box frame, with glass. It is ready to hang.