War Rug Bert the Turtle 60 “ x 40“ acrylic yarn 2017
War Rug Bert & Flower 53 “ x 37“ acrylic yarn 2017
War Rug Dead Fish 51.5“ x 32 “ acrylic yarn 2017
Photography Marianita Peaslee Clinton, New York 2017
I would like to credit my wonderful studio assistant from this summer, Anna Owens, who figured out (and then taught me) how to make a rug. She and I spent many hours on how a "War Rug" might be constructed, from applique to crewel work and finally to a technique wherein the yarn is poked through holes in a special fabric with a hand tool for 'rug tufting'.
Anna is a native of Hamilton, NY and is currently an art student at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.