The man in the window

"The Man in the Window"  '09      

Embellished Quilt   spacer 31" x34 "

"The Man in the Window"
Thom Atkins

This piece started with a postcard by a photographer friend, James Williams, of a nude male with a towel draped over his shoulder. I put the image behind a window so the beholder is standing outside the house, in the rain, looking in.

I worked on the nude in Photoshop® and printed him on an ink jet printer on pre-prepared, paper backed cotton. The window frame started as wood grained cotton fabric which I tinted with sun reactive dye to create the shadowing and the look of old, unpainted wood. Again, I wanted clean straight lines of rain so I machine stitched/quilted the piece first before beading the sheets of rain.


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