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Decorated Elephants by Lisa Penny

Decorated Elephants

Decorated Elephants
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Code: 217LPPNT2
Price: $3,400.00
Dimensions: 41"H x 24"W


Inspired by M.C. Escher's work in tessellation illustrations, the elephants are drafted in a simple translational symmetry. The artist pieced the blocks, using quilting to give each elephant more structure. Always fascinated by the many ways the people of India ceremoniously dress elephants, the artist embellished my elephants with a wide variety of items including: organic cotton, genuine turquoise, tiger's eye (crocidolite), australian jasper, amethyst, red agate, leopard jasper, unakite, red tourmaline, sodalite, wood, veriscite, moss agate, oyster shell, scallop shell, and freshwater pearls. The artist left four of the elephants undecorated, in a triangular pattern, to better balance the emphasis of the tessellationwith the decoration. The front and borders are raw silk. The batting and backing are organic cotton. Finished with a sewn-in hanging sleeve, to hang on a decorative rod like a tapestry.

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Lisa Penny creates contemporary original textile art, mixed media art, and wall-hanging art quilts for home and office decor. Her work plays with light, movement, and texture to capture the essence of the subject. With a focus on using environmentally friendly, sustainable materials, she celebrates the wide variety of patterns and textures that reflect the natural world, people and places, and how we view and adapt to our surroundings. She studied Marketing and Art in college, and worked in Publishing and Advertising Design for over 15 years. She has worked for the last 10 years as a full-time artist, focusing on fabric art, art quilting, and mixed media. She also specializes in custom and commissioned works.

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