embroidery on linen, 2013, 20" x 20"
I was commissioned by the daughter of an art historian who studies the work of Charles Wilson Peale to develop a series of pillows about the famous 18th Century artist family, the Peales. Father Charles Willson Peale, son Raphaelle and daughter Angelica all reside in pillow form for this series. Elder Peale actually practiced the art of silhouette so these are derived from his work. This commission furthered my charge to bring meaning to decorative objects and have even the pillows tell stories.
Photos by Caleb Crawford