Greetje Hein – Reflections – Distorting Mirrors
With this quilt I want to show that people often have a self-image that is not real. Slightly thicker legs are much thicker when you see yourself in the mirror. Whether one finds herself too long, too thin, too short, etc. often does anyone see the negative things of herself magnified. It’s like looking in a distorting mirror.
On a hand painted fabric I have mirrors made of silver fabric. These are with embroidery stitches of the sewing machine stitched on the surface with silver yarn. Each mirror got a different frame.
The human figure is one time on original format on the quilt. Then I created several figures: shorter, longer, thicker, thinner, etc. and ironed it with vliesofix on each mirror.
The background is free motion quilted with variegated yarn.
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