My long time friend Mary Stori created it and if you read her blog you may have seen it.
She is hanging in our breakfast area. It seems a perfect place for her as the kids drink their milk in Wisconsin, the dairy state!
One of the groups Mary belongs to did a challenge that was to be inspired by an artist, but not a copy of their work.
She chose Alexander Calder and this really is recognizable as being inspired by him.
I fell in love with this work early on in it's creation and contacted Mary. I agreed to purchase this long before it was finished. She certainly did not disappoint me in the piece. The entire piece is an artistic triumph.
Her quilting stitches are unbelievably small and even. The beading is a delight for the eye. The polka dots you see in the binding are beads.
My friends and family who have seen this have been just as enthusiastic as I am about it. It really IS getting rave reviews.