SECRET LADY

The inspiration for this 36×36 inch crocheted art piece is the Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt. In particular, his two portraits, The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, both painted circa 1907. I like his use of bold geometrics, both circles and blocks and as I started my project, his work came to mind. While my piece is not reminiscent of either a kiss or a portrait of a living person, I was moved to interpret his style with various shapes and colors. I gave my piece its name because the woman is hidden within a block-like structure and must be looked for, much as the man and woman in The Kiss are hidden in their robes and Adele Bloch-Bauer is hidden within the  geometric pattern behind her.

The art piece is all crocheted using more than 30 colors and several different stitches/textures and hook sizes. The piece is attached to a 36×36 painted canvas and resides over my fireplace mantle.

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Stefanie Spikell

Lincoln, California, USA

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