Dawn Williams Boyd
CLOTH PAINTINGS SERIES: Religious Music
I enjoy religious holiday music - the poetry of the lyrics, the way in which the intricate word play entwines itself with the majestic overarching music. I was reared in Catholic schools and the Baptist church, surrounded by mysteries neither institution could explain. Just one example, as mentioned earlier was the concept of virgin births. Another was angels. The ways in which angels have been represented throughout European art history - whether as cherubs or avengers - has always fascinated me. I never saw any that looked like me however, so I have corrected that error in these pieces.
I Corinthians 15: 51 - 54
68.5 x 47 inches 2006
Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, ribbon, trim, lace, beads, sequins and brass masks. Appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
64 x 45 inches 2004
Cotton fabrics and embroidery floss, beads and sequins. Whole cloth construction. Appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing!
83 x 65 inches 2005
Assorted fabrics, cotton and metallic embroidery floss, beads, sequins, metal disks and lozenges. Appliqued by machine; embellished, embroidered and quilted by hand.
70.5 x 35 inches 2003
Cotton fabrics and embroidery floss, beads, sequins and cowrie shells.
Pieced and appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.
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