|Finessing the King|
This year our show was initially based on the phrase *not playing with a full deck.* It was decided that was too negative and so the theme became *it's all in the cards.*
Either way I was stumped.
I drew the King of Clubs. I did not want to be literal - such a cop-out. I wanted to stretch my artist's wings, which are barely emerging some days.
An obvious one-off is the golf association. I have never been interested in golf so that was out of the question.
But I did have a blast learning to play bridge when I first started grad school. I think it was the Queen finessing the King, with much help from the Ace that really hooked me. Such an interesting play when I first learned about it. Well, always more interesting when I held the Queen and my partner held the Ace.
This piece also reminded me that when I left grad school, I left behind Austin, dear friends and bridge. Never really played it again.
And my king did follow me.
Title: Finessing the King
24 inches X 36 inches
various silk remnants - noil, taffeta, dupioni, charmeuse, silk-cotton blend, silk suiting;
hand-stitch and machine stitch.