Dark Dancer


Fiber Wall Art
by Rachel Rose

Czech seed beads, Nymo thread
20″H, 16″W, 1″D

I love to do paintings of performers. This belly dancer was at the Renaissance festival and I took a class from her. I did a few water color paintings of her dancing,I did use photos, Then I graphed the pattern and wove the piece. Water colors help me decide which beads should be opaque and which transparent. The rose in the work is my signature.


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