I’m always up for a challenge and the year 2020 is just too easy to envision several challenges regarding vision, or sight. This is my challenge piece 20 by 20 inches for the Vision 2020 to be shown in Australia…..if it is selected. If not, it was a fun piece.
In third grade, the state mandated vision testing for all grade school children. The chart arrived and was hung in the hallway, One by one we were called out while the rest of us waiting anxiously in the classroom whispering among ourselves worried this would be the harbinger of some terrible news or required action. I remember nearly standing on my head trying to show the direction of the legs of that E…..we were supposed to use our hand to point in the direction of the E’s legs.
The background fabric for the piece is a decorator fabric with graphic images of eye lashes, eyes and tick marks. I cut out and appliqued the rayon E’s…rayon not being a good choice of fabric type but it was the densest black I had, then hand embroidered around each letter to give a bit of color that would only be obvious up close, and then machine stitched it with a variegated black and white thread in straight lines to suggest the lines in the chart.