Four nights will quickly dream away the time;
And then the moon, like to a silver bow
New -bent in heaven shall behold the night
Of our solemnities."
Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare.
This is spoken by Hippolyta in the second stanza in Act 1.
The piece is printed, painted and stitched in four sections. The panel was appliquéd on to velvet which has also been machined and hand stitched with a lurex thread.
My aim was to create a moody and magical piece reflecting the woods and the spirits at night.
I decided to turn the stitched scrim to the back of the piece to reveal all of the five slashed organza shapes which are printed with the quotation.
The piece has been made for an exhibition in the Weaver's Gallery, Ledbury, Herefordshire. June 26th to July 8th 2012.