Artist: Bebe Kuhr
Title: Needlepoint Transformed (Series)
Attribution: Spirit Messengers' - Bebe Kuhr - Photography by Bebe Kuhr
Materials: Preferred Aluminum, Shredded Book Plates & Aluminum Stand
Dimensions: H-12" L-20" D-6"
Image Statement: I have transformed needlepointing into a completely different realm. Instead of using the traditional needle, embroidery thread and canvas; I use an exacto knife, shredded paper and perforated aluminum. I hand form the shape. Next I shred color plates from a book on modern art to use as my pallet to make the imagery. Using a knife I weave the shreds, repeating this process thousands of times. It’s a meditative process in selecting each piece. I want the end result to create a multi-sensory experience for the viewer.