Portrait of Irene

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Portrait of Irene

Stephanie Baker

10 in
7 in
Cherry Hill, New Jersey USA
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I was inspired by a photo I found of my mother-in-law from when she was a child during the 1930s. I found the pose, clothes, and tint of the photo very compelling. I wanted to capture and create in fabric the same feeling of innocence and hope that I felt when I first saw this portrait. I hope when this portrait is viewed, that people will wonder who this little girl is, what is she thinking, and reflect on their own lives.
Fabric paint, cotton, thread
Painted, fused, machine stitched, hand dyed, distressed