This sketchbook page requires more documenting. The stitching of the man was first.
I played with pulling threads to create a fringy effect on the mustache
and the grass.
I found working with the glue stick efficient, easier than pins with such small pieces. Got a few bubbles, in the face, for example. Note to self: try ironing it all out to get rid of bubbles before stitching.
Excavating: The idea of a childish figure that represents something horrendous comes from War Games I: A Study in Contradiction (Dec. 1995), inspired by the first Gulf War.
Being surrounded by emotional people, I do my best not to cry. Someone's got to hold things together and calm everyone else down so we don't slip into mass hysteria. Art helps to keep a grip. However, the political assassination of a courageous man brought tears to my eyes...