ANTHROPOLOGIE : SUMMER IMPRESSIONIST WINDOWS

This summer at Anthropologie, we were caught amid a summer field of flowers. A photographed rolling landscape of pink lupins morphs into a dimensional impressionist painting as the lupins are deconstructed into soft yarn paint "strokes" of pinks.

Inspired by my love of textile and fiber arts, the "strokes" are comprised of hand dyed lengths of wool yarn, nylon paracord, cotton twine, twill tape, etc tied in lark's head knots around a dyed wooden dowel that protrudes out from the painting at varying depths. 

This window by far challenged me the most in terms of budget and execution. To minimize any excess materials, diagrams enabled me to calculate near exact amounts of lumber, canvas, cotton twine, twill tape, and undyed wool yarn. 

I must have flowers, always and always.
— Claude Monet
Original sketch in Photoshop

Original sketch in Photoshop

FInal window

FInal window

Wool yarn, cotton twine, twill tape, nylon cord hand dyed and hanging to dry

Wool yarn, cotton twine, twill tape, nylon cord hand dyed and hanging to dry

Textures of the varying materials

Textures of the varying materials

Lark's head knots over a dyed wooden dowel

Lark's head knots over a dyed wooden dowel

Two massive canvas frames were constructed from 2x3 lumber and then stretched with canvas and hung in the window. The photo mural was mirrored and painted grid by grid  using latex paint mixed with joint compound for thickness.

Two massive canvas frames were constructed from 2x3 lumber and then stretched with canvas and hung in the window. The photo mural was mirrored and painted grid by grid  using latex paint mixed with joint compound for thickness.

A string grid was strung over the photo mural and the blank canvas so that each grid could be mirrored, sketched, and painted.

A string grid was strung over the photo mural and the blank canvas so that each grid could be mirrored, sketched, and painted.