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You can never have too much orange

Serpent, 2012, Paula Kovarik

I'm working on a series using wonderful tangerine colored linen napkins. Each napkin is a completely different 14" x 15" composition that allows me to experiment with stitch patterns. This one is called Serpent. This detail does not show the spiral configuration of the drawing, but that early morning light that grazes across my desk each morning shows the wonderful texture. And, of course, you can never have too much orange in your life. After seeing a copperhead snake in our lily bed I have been more interested in the snake shape, its meaning in mythology, how to identify them and why people are so afraid of them. I find snakes elegant and solitary creatures. This spiral-designed version was inspired by a series of pre-columbian pottery I was looking at last week. 


Reader Comments (3)

Totally with you on the snake thing. As long as they are not attacking, they can stay in my yard. Years ago the mail man found a baby copperhead in the mail box. That was a little disturbing, so I check the box before I stick my hand in.
August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn League
isn't tangerine the Pantene color of the year? you're so hip!
August 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternatalya
I've always loved orange. I was told once it was the color of courage, but really it seems like a kind of sunlight, it has it's own glow.
August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoy Corcoran

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