Eleanor Hannan
Embroidery work, Drawings, Paintings
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Tight Rope # 1

Tight Rope #1 : the portrayal of a walk on a tight rope through an inner landscape that resembles in composition and lighting a theatrical stage.

This figure within the landscape is both a state and a place of being.

That state of being is about proceeding through life with focus, balance, fearlessness despite the hardships; the drama resides in the sense that the figure is marginally maimed.

The elements of that place allude to the invisible support we can all experience on any chosen path. The landscape though diverse supports and connects with the figure travelling through space allowing for mysteries, gaps and obstacles referred to in the variety of techniques incorporated in the composition and surrounding the figure.

Medium: Machine embrodiery, appliqué, hand painting, silkscreen on hand dyed cotton.

Size: 21 X 30 inches

Date: 2009

Tight Rope # 1

The theme of the Embroidery Challenge 2009 was "Landscape", my interpretation of the theme was as "inner landscape". The main figure is a continuing presence in my work.

Included in the PFFAF Art Embroidery Challenge show 2009; the show travelled throughout Europe including the Knitting and Stitching Show in London.

This piece, as part of the PFFAF Challenge Exhibit opened at Bibliotheque Fourney, 1 rue du Figuier, Paris, March 15, 2010