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« on: July 21, 2009 05:16:27 AM »

This piece is my embroidered interpretation of Münster Opera House; the source photo which I used can be found on this site 5 pictures down from the top of this article:
http://www.zeitschichten.com/2008/12/14/opera-in-germany-after-world-war-ii-a-journey-in-images/
The inspiration for this piece came from my German history course on Music, Citizenship and Nation.  I happened to see a photograph of Münster Opera House and thought it would be interesting to embroider.   I feel the building expresses hopefulness for the future, with its clean, pure design, whilst acknowledging the past, shown by encorporating the older bomb damaged building into the modern design.  The design is also bold because it moves away from the traditional designs for Opera Houses in Germany.
As the photograph was black and white it provided me with the freedom to choose my own interpretation of the colours of the surrounding buildings.  I felt bright colours would compliment the predominantly white opera house.  I also did not refer to the photo after my initial sketch so that I could interpret the road and blank areas in my own way rather than trying to copy the photograph too closely.
Anyway I hope the piece is of interest to you.
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I was having a little trouble with my camera and with the sunlight reflecting on the glass.  Also it clearly needs some pressing!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009 08:16:16 AM »

Wow! That looks so labor intensive! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009 08:51:25 AM »

Kudos!  It looks great and I love all the stitches you used.  Great texture and depth!
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009 09:10:36 AM »

Fun!  I love your use of colors and the way the image is stylized but still identifiable. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009 06:52:41 AM »

Thank you for the kind comments  Smiley
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