Gettin’ Hip (Prayer Flag)

2005

23″ x 19″

Materials:

Cotton, lace, tulle, fusible web, batting, x-rays, beads, staples, wood, paint

Techniques:

Fused raw edge appliqué, machine and hand stitched, beaded, painted

 

Knots & Tangles

Recovering from a broken hip made any type of creative focus more difficult!

Inspiration

My broken hip was repaired with pins and plates, and then the surgery site was stapled together. My creation has my x-rays hung with red and white beads (like blood cells), a lacy fabric (bone actually has a lace-like structure to it), and a purple tulle aura (as I had heard that purple is a healing color), and then used actual staples to finish it off.

  • Reliance on Reference Photos

  • Computer Usage

  • Paint Applied