Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Maryhill Museum Peacock wallhanging

During a visit to the Maryhill Museum during the off season we were treated to a private showing at the museum. When we left the grounds were deserted except for several elegant peacocks that made the museum grounds their home year round. They seemed as curious about us as we were about them. They posed willingly for pictures on the side of the gravel driveway near some rocks. I was so impressed with the encounter that I made the photograph into a wall hanging that was juried into the Utah's Hogle Zoo annual art exhibit. I used an openwork lace for the gravel and home decorator fabrics for the detail and body of the peacock along with extensive stitching and rayon threads. The peacock has crystal eyes for the final detail.

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