The fabulous red-eyed cicada, portrayed in an art quilt
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I wanted to depict the fantastic red eyes of the cicada, and also indicate in a visual way the loud sound that it makes. I live in an area that experiences major brood events, such as the 17 year cycle, when millions of the insect emerge from the ground, make a lot of noise, mate, and die. The title references the incredibly loud call they make.
The background fabric is a commercial print, and the pattern seems to almost vibrate visually. The wings are made of stitched organza, and extend fully – they are folded underneath in this view.
size = 12 x 12 inches, mounted on stretched canvas
Fiber art for the wall, decorative objects, and fiber art jewelry. Most pieces are made with my signature “thread sculpture” technique, because fiber art is unique!
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