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Cotton Painting

Created by Lynne Feldman
This is an acrylic painting and fabric collage on gallery-wrapped canvas with painted sides. The composition is first sketched with charcoal onto the canvas surface. Beautiful, patterned fabrics are then cut and glued onto the surface of the painting, and acrylic paints are applied. On a trip to Turkey, the artist observed women clad in skirts, blouses, shawls and head scarves - each with its own pattern - spreading large nets on the ground to harvest olives which they shook from the trees. The composition of this work is remarkable; the shapes of the women, the trees and the sheep combine to produce extraordinary movement.

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