Gallery: Story Spirit
Art Title: Story Spirit
Original art by Melanie Weidner
Created April 2014 - 14.25 inch diameter
Fabric, thread, beads mounted on polystyrene
Story Spirit was inspired by play. Made entirely from fabric scraps, this piece evolved as I played around with the colors and shapes to create a pleasing texture and design. Following the creative Spirit’s lead to create just for the joy of it nourishes my soul like nothing else. As the image came together, the center white shape took on letters and scraps and beads, as if it were gathering bits of meaning or story. The white sewing lines seem to radiate its energy and highlight the shapes in the background. Is it a sunset over buildings? Or pages emerging into a rainbow? The beauty of abstract is that you get to decide.