The rust pigmentation was completed on this piece in May of 2010. My initial reaction was that it was not successful. I added the star framing and set it aside in my pile of artworks waiting for hand stitching. I bypassed this piece for several years as it still seemed unsuccessful. In November of 2016 I finally decided that I had to either do the textural stitching on this piece or throw it away. Not being able to discard it, forced me to begin the stitching. As I progressed, the design began to come alive with each added stitch. I am now proud to call it one of my completed artworks.
Exhibition History - 30th Annual September Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana June 2 – September 22, 2017. Awarded Honorable Mention
- Annual Christmas Show, Stillwater Art Gallery, Stillwater, Minnesota December 2 to 31, 2017.
- Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition, Breed Gallery, Abilene, Texas September 13 – November 2, 2019.