The Crochet Coral Reef project was very inspiring. Seeing the pieces in the gallery got me thinking about the beauty of nature and how we don’t fully appreciate it. There should be more done to preserve nature and creating art that expresses the preservation of nature is one way to do that.
I was most inspired by this blue and green beaded pseudosphere by Sue Von Ohlsen. I love the contrast of the blue and green colors. Also, I like the pink and yellow parts in the center because they look like flowers. Also, the curved edges of the piece look as if they were flower pedals.
These images of flowers remind me of the time when I visited the Rose Garden in Thailand. It is a popular tourist destination that is filled with exotic flowers.
In my project, I want to show that we should all take advantage of the beauty of nature and visit gardens while they still exist.
So, for my project, I want to embroider flowers like the ones they have at the garden. I will use methods such as French knot and daisy because it would be the best way to show the intricate parts of the flowers. I will also incorporate beads into the embroidery. I think using beads would add more texture to my embroidery.
I want to embroider using yarn and beads that are purple, pink, and yellow to symbolize all the colorful and vibrant flowers that exist. I will then turn my embroidery pieces into headbands and bracelets to show that accessories can be used as a statement for nature preservation. Also, when I wear them, it would be a constant reminder of the great time I had at the Rose garden.