Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Geisha and me


Geisha and me, originally uploaded by chevychic.

Artist's Statement: This is the artwork that I do it is called bunka, and it is japanese needlework..This particular piece is now held in a private collection, it took approx 9 mths to complete. It is 36"x 27" unframed, I think the frame added another 3" all around.

Chevy Chic does incredibly detailed japanese embroidery called "bunka shishu" which began in the 20th Century. Other examples of her work include more modern figures and landscapes.

If you are interested in trying out bunka, take a look at the Tokyo Bunka Art shop, which has a variety of beginner's kits.



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