Monday, February 02, 2009

Mounting Mr. Clean

Here's a little something I just finished. This is a tapestry I did way back in 2006 for the ATA Small Format exhibit. The Seaside Tapestry Group did a group contribution to the exhibit called Vintage TVs. If I recall, each of our pieces had to be 4 inches by 6 inches and include some gray values.

My piece was Mr. Clean - the man of the kitchen in the 1950's and 1960's. He's got the huge biceps and the small earring. And there he is winking at you. The cabinet doors can be open all the way, part of the way or be closed. The television portion was woven in embroidery thread. The rest was in chenille.

I finally decided how to mount the piece. It has come off my bulletin board and moved onto its own wooden TV cabinet. The newly constructed TV cabinet has the cutest little feet. Mr. Clean can stand on its own or be hung on the wall. I think it is the perfect way to exhibit this piece.

I am going through all my older pieces and making sure they are mounted the best they can be. Another filler project...as if I need more projects!

2 comments:

threadedletters said...

This is such a delightful piece. It definitely made me smile. Bravo!

threadedletters said...

This is such a delightful piece. It definitely made me smile. Bravo!