Rhododendrons (for Wendi), 2010

Hand-embroidered postcard. 6 x 4 inches.

The last piece I made in 2010 was a gift for my sister.

This was, in fact, the third piece I’d attempted for her–the first failed in content, the second in design. Then I came across this vibrant postcard and knew it needed some string. It was strange working with the thick stock again, having only sewn up lithographs and book pages for months, but I liked the way the rough holes gave the shapes a dandelion feel.