Fabric Mosaic Art

Project Update – Empress Theodora

Empress Theodora

From the mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna

I’ve been making steady progress on my fabric mosaic and have completed the most critical part, the face.  Sometimes I work on the face in the beginning, other times it comes at the very end.  I let each individual project direct its own course and just do what seems to feel right at each step of the way.  In this case, the face came last.  Expressions are difficult and Theodora was a very complex person, a saint, a sinner, an empress of the Roman/Byzantine Empire and perhaps one of the most powerful women in history. I’m not really sure what all that looks like, but hope that I have captured elements of her persona in this piece.

I have to design and complete a border and then it will be finished and ready to take in for a high resolution scan.

Please feel free to comment; your input is appreciated

4 responses

  1. she looks very serene

    August 12, 2012 at 7:16 am

    • “Serene” is good and “very serene” is even better. Thank you!

      August 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  2. lizheffner

    This is stunning and very much recognisable as the lady in question. Your skill is quite simply breathtaking! I shall be following your progress with this work – and everything else that you do – with keen interest!

    September 19, 2012 at 2:34 am

    • Thank you for taking a look and giving me your very generous feedback. It’s especially nice to have one’s efforts understood and appreciated by a highly skilled artisan such as yourself. Very nice! 🙂

      September 19, 2012 at 4:04 am

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