Another view of Symmetry

From my favorite perch watching sunset yesterday, the sun, streaming in from it's low angle near the horizon, revealed a new view of my piece, Symmetry, which hangs on the wall next to my chair.

Symmetry | dyes and pigments on silk and cotton; hand stitched © Kit Eastman

The shadows of the stitching and printed bird on the front layer are projected momentarily on the back layer. I love the intense and fleeting shadows this time of year and this time of day.

Symmetry | dyes and pigments on silk and cotton; hand stitched © Kit Eastman

After sunset the front layer catches the light as it fades. It is hard to reproduce this on a gallery wall, or on a professionally done slide, but it's what I most enjoy about this piece!

Symmetry | dyes and pigments on silk and cotton; hand stitched © Kit Eastman