Here Comes the Moon by Alice Kettle

This work is a large-scale free machined embroidery.

Details

Medium:
Machine stitched cotton, rayon, metallic thread on canvas
Dimensions:
170 x 133 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,125 ( Total: £4,500)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Alice Kettle

It demonstrates Kettle's bravura stitching technique, translating an impressionistic watercolour drawing into stitch, literally painting with machine needle and thread. The image is Kettle's reinterpretation of an Ethiopian cartoon on gesso seen at the Hali textile fair in Halifax. This work won first prize at the PFAFF Art Embroidery Challenge 2005, an international competition for embroidered art created entirely on a sewing machine.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Hove Museum & Art Gallery 19 New Church Road, HOVE East Sussex BN3 4AB 03000 290 900 www.brightonmuseums.org.uk/hove

Entry details

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