Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Britta, Twins at 42

Britta, Twins at 42. Stitched words:  Twins at age 42.   Xylene transfer on tea-stained muslin with hand embroidery.  25” x 19” unframed; 31” x 25” framed. Click on image to enlarge.

Having a baby after one is forty is often impossible. As far as I'm concerned, having twins at age 42 is totally unthinkable...but it was exactly the decision made by my friend Britta, another talented fiber artist who also paints and creates incredible porcelain figures. Britta kindly sent a great photo for this portrait.  She lives in Richmond now and puts her fluent English, Spanish, and native German to use to communicate with people facing the tragedy of loss and the option to donate vital organs.  Britta secured the models’ releases and photo for Gift of Hope in this series.

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