Friday, January 16, 2009

12 x 12 x 12 January 2009

For the past two years, I've been working my 12 x 12 x 12 Series, which consists of making one 12" x 12" piece each month of the year. The image above is my piece for January 2009.

I was inspired by a building under construction near the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston, as I discussed on January 7th.

To make a 12" square piece, using vertical imagery as inspiration, meant I had to shrink the vertical down so I could fit the "important" parts (for me) down. I hope to use this building as inspiration for a larger piece some time, so I can have more pattern and detail than I can with a smaller piece.

While I was stitching this piece, I thought it was sort of funny to be using orange thread to create the illusion of the orange construction fences that are on the building, since the grid design was printed from an orange construction fence.

There's a new show opening at the ICA in February, which will be there through most of the summer. I'm looking forward to photographing this building the next time I'm in the neighborhood, assuming there's daylight.

If you want to know more about this series, you can read past posts about my 12 x 12 x 12 series here on my blog, or see all of the completed work on my website.