Mixed Media & Paintings by Anne Abendroth

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Handwoven Cloth, Canvas & Paint
The hand-woven non-wearable garments as soft 'costumes' or regalia are sewn onto canvas on stretcher bars, and the background canvas, and sometimes the woven surfaces are painted.  This mix of contemporary acrylic painting is a new approach to woven artworks.

 

"1000 A.D. VIKING MAN"

 


In 1000 A.D., The Vikings (also known as the Northmen) of Scandinavia were at their fiercest height. They had conquered most of Europe, traveling up and down the rivers. But they were not only fighters, but then became traders in everything from slaves to merchandise and arms.

Summers, Viking men and their graceful ships went “a Viking”, as they called it. They began traveling outside of their Scandinavia countries, first to Friesland in Holland, then on to the British Isles. They were so fierce that an old Anglican hymn had a line: “From the fury of the Northmen, O Lord, deliver us”. Then they began to move down the European rivers, conquering and trading. They would come home before winter with their booty.

This Viking man has a jerkin made of wool strips, finger woven for warmth and prestige. He wears his jewelry proudly, some made by his own hand and some “borrowed” on his travels. His pants, like his wife’s apron fabric, are more subdued, but definitely not a sissy fabric.

Artist’s Note: His pants have the yellow and blue stars which are a “color and weave” structure, but with a darker weft. The dark blue background, painted with acrylics on canvas, represents the vast skies of northern Europe, and the tiny beads are the many stars with the Milky Way being the navigation back to his homeland.

 

 

 

 

"1000 A.D. VIKING MAN" DETAIL

 

ANNE ABENDROTH

48” x 30” x 2”
Handwoven Costume on Stretched Canvas

 

 

 

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Studio: 740 13th Street, Studio # 220
San Diego, CA 92101
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Photographer:
Image Factory West
San Diego, CA

 

 

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