Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tracking Time

Some leaves are still clinging to their branches, while others are gathering in corners. It felt good to pick up a needle again to add some stitch to the leaf prints on this:

Did you know that the needle is the most ancient tool still in use today in its original form? Although nowadays, of course, it's made from metal. About a month ago I went to see the film 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams', which was a 3D experience of going into France's Chauvet cave to see the world's oldest known existing art. It is mind boggling to think that humans drew on the walls 32 000 years ago. This is based on one of the cave bears :

The experience of stitching this was a little eery - like going deep into the cave of time to follow the hands of unknown ancestors as they drew the images.

I am very excited about this direction and plan to take it further.


deanna7trees said...

I have that movie in my netflix queue. don't think it's out in dvd yet. i'm anxious to see it.

Yvonne said...

Deanna - I like Werner Herzog's films. If you have a chance to see this with 3d glasses it's really worth that feeling you're right inside the cave.