"Double Wedding Ring" was originally hung as part of a group of nine works on wood panel. The grouping was a nod to traditional Nine Patch quilting. The Double Wedding Ring is made from both burned and intact white tipped Strike Anywhere Matches which have been stitched to the surface of the handkerchief with both red and black embroidery floss. The intersection of the rings is comprised of burned matches. The whole "block" is fixed to a birch panel with a clear beeswax and resin encaustic wax.
The Wood Panel measures 12 x 12 inches (30.48cm square)
Materials: Vintage Antique Handkerchief, Red and Black Cotton Embroidery Thread, Birch wood panel, encaustic wax, bees wax, and 63 Strike Anywhere Matches.
See the original Nine Patch grouping in the last photo! Some of the other panels from this grouping are available here:
Double Wedding Ring was part of the Red Work exhibit at the Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2016. See Gallery website & exhibit information here: https://bit.ly/2GQkW8T
Over the last ten years, Briana Taylor’s work has alternated between painting and textile arts with a focus on modern quilting and design. In her research and work she has developed a keen interest in the intersection of traditional quilt practices, modern art, modern style and design.
After seeing a red and white New York Beauty quilt at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA, she was compelled to recreate the complex 1870’s quilt with no useable pattern and using only the tools available at that time. During this period she became interested in Redwork, a style of red embroidery introduced in the United States around 1880 from the Royal School of Art Needlework in Kensington, England. The embroidery typically depicted cute scenes of birds, puppies and little children playing games in very simplistic linear style.
Approaching Redwork with modern focus, Ms. Taylor became interested in using the medium as a way to reflect her own time and influences on her style from an emotional base. Drawing from her mother’s journal, written just after her father’s death in 2001, and before her mother’s own death in 2009, she used her mother’s words and “found” vintage photographs to attempt to illustrate the undercurrent of loss and loneliness. She also drew from a collection of letters from the early 20th Century.
Briana Taylor has a BA in Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA (1998), and an Associate in Science in Visual Arts from Holyoke Community College (1996). Her college career focused mainly on painting and sculpture, which is still part of her studio practice, with her last exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield.
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