Tuesday, January 03, 2012

When I was a schoolgirl, I saw a painting at Versailles (on a day trip) that grabbed my imagination and never let go. It may be the reason I love minimalism. It was a painting by David of the young Napoleon Bonaparte, sitting, unfinished, on an easel. I thought it was perfect; in my eyes it was "finished".

Unfinished is the theme of this stitchery. Most of us have unfinished business in our lives, I think. We can finish it,  tie up loose ends, but not when other party involved doesn't want to. So those strings are left dangling, and we move forward because the only power we have is over ourselves.

Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown


  1. colette, i so admire the artist you can leave paintings (or any form of artwork) unfinished. unfinished work appeals to me at a very deep level...


  2. ... and yet it looks so very finished just as it is... i know, you rest your case!


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