Inspiration:  One day I suddenly knew I had to make a Burning Bush fiber sculpture. It had to have 33 leaves of flame, some more “burnt” than others. (33 is a sacred number in various traditions: 3 x 11, two prime numbers joined together.)   Materials:  Leaves of hand-dyed and commercial cottons, silk, felt (some glittery), taffeta, glitz lame, novelty fabrics; metallic and variegated threads; batting; sequins; fancy knitting yarns; metallic embellishments; ribbon. Base is layered particleboard covered with painted fabric, then sprayed with Fleckstone paint. Decorative machine stitching, couching, and appliqué; hand stitching.   Description:  Approximately 45” x 45,” depending on the shaping of the leaves.
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