Caro Higgs – A
A is for Akko
Inspiration: The inspiration for this piece came from a visit to Akko (Acre), Israel, a few years ago.
The colour of the old stones and the sunshine is what really rests in my memory from a really interesting, and hot, day out. I wanted to produce a snap shot of memories, icons that try to represent a very small part of the Akko’s ancient history. The background was painted and the letters printed with a sun print, then the space around the letters was stitched like an old stone wall. The letters were then embellished with different images. The faded colour is a ticket which I enlarged and printed on ExtravOrganza, one or two of the buildings and the sea were highlighted with inktense; there are three motifs which were stitched, two which come from the municipal flag representing the ancient port and more modern industry and the third is a the pattern of an old stone bread stamp seen in the museum. The whole piece was then stitched with the pattern of the vaults in the Knight’s Halls. The morse code letter is on the ship.