Saturday, July 23, 2016

Final Vantage Point Details

Look for more about Maggy here.

A scary section of Vantage Point.

Just wondrous.

Some of the smallest details are my favorites ...

So many of these sections are amazing - so the entire piece is rather overwhelming.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Vantage Point Details 2

Many of the applique pieces are added broderie perse style but some textiles are there intact, like the corn piece top right.

This definitely gives us permission to keep collecting those wacky kitchen textiles ...

This incorporates several pieces - and they are so great together! I have to go back and look at this again!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Vantage Point Details 1

Those of us who love vintage textiles will be delighted at what Maggy Hiltner did with them in her 2015 piece currently on display at the Lawrence Arts Center. Here are some details:

Here's a shot where it turns the corner. It shows the narrative that runs along the bottom - it also runs across the top.

It is beautiful and grim all at once.

I like the stitches Maggy used to applique her pieces in place.

Monday, July 18, 2016

A Home Ec Project Gone Awry

Right edge of Vantage Pint
How often is there wonder right in our own neighborhood that we almost MISS!!

I almost missed seeing this fantastic textile work, Vantage Point by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, at our very own Lawrence Arts Center. Alert stringer Georgann Eglinski let me know about this when she saw it yesterday. I was there this morning and learned the piece will be on display at the Lawrence Arts Center until July 23.

Go see this! It is described as hand-stitched cotton, found embroidery made in 2015. It measures 46" x 864". Yes, that is 46" x 72 FEET! I am just agog at the wonder of Maggy's work and very sad I missed her talk in May.

The rest of Vantage Point

Below is a photo of Maggy's complete description of this work, along with an artist statement. This work is hand-stitched and incorporates household goods and the story of the area where Maggy grew up in Pottstown, PA. I will let her work and her words speak for themselves. I took a lot of detail shots and will post them in the next few days.

In the meantime, enjoy! And if you can get to Lawrence this week, be sure to see this.

One detail shot for you today, more soon: