Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

work in progress: Mary's Lamb

Kym Hepworth, doll dress, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

work in progress - Mary's Lamb

Kym Hepworth, doll dress, March 14, 2011

An earlier spelling of the word bead was bede, from Old English gebed, “prayer.” The Old English verb biddan meant “to pray” as well as “to ask.” By the late 14th century, the word bede/bead had attached to the objects on which the prayers were told or counted.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

work in progress: Mary's Lamb

I started working on a new piece over the weekend. It's a variation on my assemblage Mary Had A Little Lamb. However, in this piece, Mary is the Virgin Mary and the lamb is Christ. Below is an inspiration for the work:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Ecce Ancilla Domini! (The Annunciation), 1849-50, Oil on canvas, support: 724 x 419 mm frame: 1002 x 698 x 88 mm

A doll dress is the first element I'm working with in the piece:

I'll cover most of the surface of the dress with opaque white seed beads:

hand-sewn with white thread and a needle:

Kym Hepworth, doll dress, March 5, 2011

working in my studio:

Kym Hepworth, doll dress, March 9, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm In Love With This Idea at Georgia Perimeter College

I'm In Love With This Idea is an exhibit of work by members of the Women's Caucus For Art of Georgia.

WCAGA members who are participating in the exhibition include:

Vicki Bethel, Patricia Bohannon, Marilynn Brandenburger, Jeannine Cook, Angie Dachs, Helen DeRamus, Sally Wansboro Eppstein, Betty Handmacher, Maxine Hess, Kym Hepworth, Dory Ingram, Jane Jaskevich, Thelma Johnson, Marjorie Jordan, Susan Ker Seymer, Corlia Kock, Val Koonce, Kate Lehman Landishaw, Chris Lewis, Kathy Meliopoulos, Lynne Moody, Barb Rehg, Ann Rhodes, Ann Rowles, Marjett Schille, Nancy Stein, Aviva Stern, Anita Stewart, Virginia Tyler, Claudia Wilburn and Stella Wissner
(Please click on the links to view the artist's websites.)

The exhibit was curated by Don Dougan and organized by Barb Rehg. It runs from March 2 - April 22, 2011 at Georgia Perimeter College - Clarkston Campus. If you'd like more information, visit the WCAGA blog and if you're in the area, go see this show!