I stumbled into a small but charming exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts here in Boston (MFA). It's located in the basement of the museum -- on the wall across from the doors to the cafeteria. Since 1999 the MFA has had a partnership with the Foundation for the Arts in Nagoya, Japan. For fourteen years, young students in both Boston and Nagoya have been working on a variety of art projects based on shared themes. This year, the focus was on designing original textile art work, using printmaking and embroidery.
I have fallen in love with this work.
- I love the charming prints!
- I love all the color!
- I love the embroidery -- some haphazard and some very purposeful!
- I love the idea of displaying the finished work in the hoop!
- I love the freedom in this work!
- I love the imagination on display!
- I love the unique qualities of each hoop despite the fact that the students were working with all the same materials!
When I stitch, I usually do it on plain white fabric. I am *definitely* going to incorporate some stamped fabric into my embroidery work. It's too fun an idea not to! (Perhaps #CarveDecember and then #StitchJanuary?)
Hope you're feeling inspired too!