11 May 2008

Another tulip

A selvedge tulip variation, this time stitched to fabric and stretched around a small canvas. To me, text is made up of simple shapes that don't have to be read - they just add visual interest to the piece. Because of the way the sewn piece was cut, the words are upside down and it has intrigued me that some people are uncomfortable with this.

Do you think words have to be oriented correctly or are they just part of the design?


  1. Well who says the tulip has to be that way up?!

  2. It doesn't bother me if words are upside down, because I'm quite comfortable reading them that way - however, I DO always try to make sense of any text that I see. There's a compulsion to read what it says. So no, I don't think I do see it as "just part of the design".

    It would be interesting to know if the people who are uncomfortable with it upside down, are also unable to read the words when they're upside down...

  3. I agree with Rhonda. I can instantly read the words when they are upside down and it doesn't bother me at all. You are very creative:)


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