Rhonda Denney - Kitten - the Eyes Have It

Kitten - The Eyes Have It Series

Price: $1,800

Kitten was created using my Pigment Patchwork technique with raw edge appliqué using fabrics of various kinds, pigments of various kinds, and quilting with monofilament threads to create dimension

Construction: silk and cotton fabrics; polyester batting; pigments; cotton, polyester and mono-filament threads.

Designed (using photos as inspiration), created and stitched by Rhonda Denney.

The Eyes Have It Series Statement:  

Most animals use their sight to survive, either to find food or to avoid becoming food.  Not all animals see the world in the same way and eyes are unique to each species. Animals are constantly alert to the environment around them; their survival depends on that.  

Martin Buber said, “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”  For this series, I want to focus on the allure and power of different animals and their eyes, be they mammal, bird, reptile or insect, and try to capture it in my fiber art.  To me animal eyes are a large part of their distinctiveness and character, and I love the challenge of recreating that in my art.