TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH ROSE COLOURED GLASSES (A FIBER OPTICAL ILLUSION)
When my mother-in-law saw a photo of this work she said to me that she doesn’t know who this is, but she likes it. I replied that if she doesn’t know, I don’t’ either because she gave me a couple of family photos to work with and he was among them. Maybe it would probably be best if I document the original story of each original photo I receive for future reference 😉
With that said, the ‘new’ story of this specific work is that it was created in a time with the world in turmoil.
So sometimes I just want to look at the world through rose coloured glasses (a phrase which stuck in my mind and it means to take an optimistic view of the world)
I also found some lovely rose coloured thread and couldn’t wait to use it. Stitching roses was the perfect opportunity.
While I was busy with this piece I received an invite to participate in an exhibition with the theme: “rich in fiber”. Whenever I think of fiber, I think of thread. I also think of fiber optics. What a spectacle 😉 And so Bob’s your uncle!
P.S this was also the first time I hand-coloured the background like they use to do with some vintage photos back in the day.
Later a fellow artist commented that it made her think of La Vie En Rose:
So I immediately googled a translation of this famous song by Edith Piaf and I will leave you with this quote:
“He whispers to me; I see life in pink.”