If you live in Cheyenne and walk past my downtown studio window, over the last 4 months you've seen a large piece of artwork grow inch by inch. It was a commissioned piece for Dawn and Shannon Widdicombe of Billings Montana. The reference photo was of the majestic Crazy Mountains in Montana. When I create a commissioned piece of art one of the cool things my clients can do is send me meaningful textiles to include in the piece. Although it was worn and frayed, Shannon reluctantly contributed her lucky yellow, pinwale corduroy gambling shirt. I used it extensively in the foreground but saved a bit to give back to her. Shannon now has a lucky gambling pocket! As I used textiles they sent me, I would drape them over the easel so they could see what and where they were being used.
After 96 hours of creative challenge, the piece was completed. I was very pleased with the final results and more importantly so where Dawn and Shannon! They were a pleasure to work with. Thank you and enjoy your piece!
Georgia Rowswell is a mixed media artist living and working in Cheyenne WY.