Wednesday, December 4, 2019

My Lady




Well, gentle readers..
 I was preparing my post
on the backstory of

The Posey
below
from my Madonna Roundels..
when
a very dear collector purchased her..
and in fact, she had unknowingly been my muse 
for the piece..

so I shared the
story with her as a private story... 

 it's amazing how like consciousness attracts..



Caterina Giglio, The Posey, Madonna Roundel. Mixed Media






My Lady 

I always turn to thread and needles
during the winter months...
and in this case I decided to hide every stitch..
to use that as a metaphor for all the selfless things that 
mothers do ..
I was motivated to use scraps of fabric, ribbons and cloth that 
I dyed and gilded with gold flakes..
to represent the way motherhood often pieces things together..
the substrate is very heavy Khadi paper cut into rounds..
formed from rags
and 

elevated to art...





Caterina Giglio, My Lady, Madonna Roundel, Mixed Media on Khadi Paper Round


When I began to assemble this piece,
it came together quickly as if all the pieces knew immediately where they
were going...
It wasn't until I had finished it that
I noticed the little 
angel





Caterina Giglio, My Lady, Madonna Roundel, Mixed Media on Khadi Paper



praying just to her right..
it had just seemed the perfect piece due to the contrast..

but as I looked at it
I realized that
this madonna was the one that needed the prayers..

needed an angel to watch over her..



Caterina Giglio, My Lady, Madonna Roundel, Mixed Media on Khadi paper.




this mother did not find mothering easy.
perhaps she...
dealt with a sick child,
suffered the loss of a child,
couldn't bear a child






the word,  "human"
appeared in the collage..
and I realized..
that she is only human
after all..


you can find her
in the

  gallerie

I will be back soon with the last Roundel..
until then..


xox


2 comments:

valloves2create said...

Such Truth and wisdom in your words. What a beautiful piece of art!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Another wonderful story that explains how you imagined this lovely beauty you created. Most impressive, especially hiding the stitches.

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