Vase of Tulips


Size: 27″ x 17 ¼”


I began this piece by making a collage of upholstery remnants, and it looked okay, but not great.  It was low contrast, not particularly interesting in itself, and I almost tossed it away until it came to me that this is merely a background, it is a wall and needs something bright, so a red-orange piece stepped up to become a vase, and green pieces became stems and leaves, and on top of that, a bright range of yellow, red and orange fabrics became tulips,  And then, a greenish wood grain fabric became the table – and also replaced the green stems I had made at first.  Finally, as I often do, I decided the shape of the entire piece should echo the shape of the vase.

This is all underlaid with a thick batting, and my final stage of hand-sewing the fabric to a foam core back brings out what does not really show so well in a flat photo; the vase and flowers are like a bas relief sculpture, giving dimension to the entirety.

Additional information

Dimensions 26 × 20 in
Collage Type

Original, 8 x 10 Print, Note Card

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