Made for a Contemporary Quilt Exhibition: Breakthrough
The inspiration was moments in scientific history that have benefited mankind. Celebrating those scientists whose discoveries changed the world:
Marie Curie (X-ray), Charles Babbage (Computers), Michael Faraday (Electricity), Alexander Fleming (Penicillin), Francis Crick and James Watson (DNA Helix)
The portraits are my own digitised machine embroideries.
The main frame is made of table protector material painted and stitched. The smaller frames are painted and stitched craft Vilene.
The background is made up of sliced images relating to the discoveries/inventions:
Marie Curie’s x-ray of her hand showing her ring
Charles Babbage’s first difference engine
Diagrams of Michael Faraday’s Spectroscope and electromagnetic Induction
Alexander Fleming’s petri dish with culture
The double helix of DNA for Watson and Crick
The background layer has a fused layer of black organza over laid and is machine quilted.