• 1_7_86suzei0065_lb

    1_7_86suzei0065_lb

  • 1_8_dr__he_lb

    1_8_dr__he_lb

  • SNOWFALL, 1979

    SNOWFALL, 1979

    SNOWFALL, 19791 - 11" x 14" signed - a unique print: $12,0005" x 8" print only availble in portfolio.WINTERS: 1970-1980 complete portfolio of 24-signed, limited edition prints boxed w/catalog: $65,000 (Only 2 complete portfolios are still available.)All prints are VINTAGE silver gelatinmade prior to 1984 by my hand.

  • SNOWFALL, 1986

    SNOWFALL, 1986

    beritagoll.comSNOWFALL, 1986This detail shows the complexity of stitches and subtle color tones. The central tree was embroidered with greater detail to enhance the 3-dimensional effect of an in/out-of-focus photograph. The background gauze was uniquely woven for this piece and is streaked with irregular vertical threads to suggest the downward fall of snowflakes. The snowflakes themselves have been represented by VERY untraditional looping stitches of varying size and tightness, some of them actually projecting and drooping/dripping from the surface of the embroidery.This embroidery has been privately purchased and pledged to the permanent collection of the Amon Carter Museum (TX).

  • SNOWFALL, 1986

    SNOWFALL, 1986

    beritagoll.comSNOWFALL, 1986Derived from the photograph: "Snowfall", 1979A 2-sided standing screen of random stitch silk embroidery on handwoven silk gauze, 46cm x 76cm.Principle embroiderer: Ji ShaopingApproximately 6 months in completion, this embroidery employs at least 8 different stitches and more than 10 dye colors. This embroidery has been privately purchased and pledged to the permanent collection of the Amon Carter Museum (TX).

  • 1_13_snowfall_detail_2__lb

    1_13_snowfall_detail_2__lb

    beritagoll.comAs I was learning about embroidery - the embroiderers were learning about photography. The exchange fed the creative energy between Zhang and I. It took many weeks to convince the guild to go forward with "Snowfall", but once they did Zhang suggested it be 2-sided so the sky was diaphanous and she would have a special background woven with vertical streaks as she felt that would suggest downward movement to the "snowflakes". The streaking was further accentuated by using fine strands of silk thread to elongate the treetops, adding to the illusion of downward movement.

  • 1_6_suz91_lb

    1_6_suz91_lb

  • 1_11_snowfalldetail1_lb

    1_11_snowfalldetail1_lb

  • 1_15_hud96_lb

    1_15_hud96_lb

  • 11_0_612_1Cohassett_Lake_flat.jpg

    11_0_612_1Cohassett_Lake_flat.jpg

  • 1_16_red_maple_lb

    1_16_red_maple_lb

  • 1_18_87suzcohas55_lb

    1_18_87suzcohas55_lb

  • 1_19_87suzcohas51_lb

    1_19_87suzcohas51_lb

  • 1_20_87suzcohas45_lb

    1_20_87suzcohas45_lb

  • 1_17_87suzcohas_lb

    1_17_87suzcohas_lb

  • RED MAPLE, BLACK TRUNK (Detail 1)

    RED MAPLE, BLACK TRUNK (Detail 1)

    20" x 24"Random stitches, Looping stiches, and Bundle stitches

  • 1_22_87suzcohas10_lb

    1_22_87suzcohas10_lb

  • 1_21_87suzcohas15_lb

    1_21_87suzcohas15_lb

  • 1_23_87suzcohas16_lb

    1_23_87suzcohas16_lb

  • 1_24_87suzcohas58_lb

    1_24_87suzcohas58_lb

  • RED MAPLE, BLACK TRUNK  (Detail 2)

    RED MAPLE, BLACK TRUNK (Detail 2)

    20" x 24"Variations on the bundle stitch using blended color threads to create the bundles. Some random stitching.

  • RED MAPLE, BLACK TRUNK  (Detail 3)

    RED MAPLE, BLACK TRUNK (Detail 3)

    beritagoll.com20" x 24"Bundle stitches, random stitches. Subtle dye details.

  • 1_26__177stitched_434_lb

    1_26__177stitched_434_lb

  • 1_28_705_672_2000_lb

    1_28_705_672_2000_lb

  • 1_27_705_434_lb

    1_27_705_434_lb

  • 1_30_705_671_2000_lb

    1_30_705_671_2000_lb

  • 1_29_705_670_lb

    1_29_705_670_lb

  • 1_28_705_672_lb

    1_28_705_672_lb

Embroideries

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