Laura Brady

Shabby Dogs

  • Fabric
  • 10.5 x 8.5 x 0.75 in
  • $75.00
  • Laura Brady

Original framed artwork (distressed wood frame without glass). A celebration of dogs! Fun, quirky, shabby-chic-style collage of proper Victorian dogs, beads, yarn, lace, and more. Perfect for the dog lover in your life!

This piece was created by applying heat to fused, polyester stretch velvet that has been stitched with cotton thread. When hit with a heat gun or soldering iron, synthetic fabrics melt but cotton thread does not, resulting in some fascinating textures, shapes, and colors.

I love the way unrelated things struggle together in my art: Natural materials in conjunction with the synthetic. Bright colors, interesting shapes, tangled threads, bits of everything. Scraps. I use texture and dimension to add bursts of energy that sometimes explode beyond the confines of the frame. I like to challenge the eye to find harmony within chaos, rhythm in randomness, similarity in opposites. Tiny details elucidate the whole; surprising combinations lead to a new interpretation of ordinary things.

  • Framed: 10.5 x 8.5 x 0.75 in
  • Subject Matter: Dogs
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