Wrought Iron (2014)

Wrought Iron, 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, Rayon on cotton.

©2014 Joni Beach. ($80)

Everywhere you look in Spain, you will see very old (and new) black, wrought-ironwork…wonderful lamppost, large black gates, and flower-filled balconies! It is found in the Plaza Mayor (or town square), at the Royal Palace courtyard, or along the quiet, tree-lined streets.

In this small wholecloth, quilted piece, a sketch of a typical Spanish design is done in thread by free-motion, machine work vs by hand drawing, pencil on paper. Using different metallic type fabrics, I have created designs to resemble metalwork. This piece is part of the Metalworks series, while also being an expression of the series, “Visions of Spain”.