The art of Thom Atkins: amazing beaded quilts

20 Jan

Via CraftGossip, I found the website of Thom Atkins, an incredible fabric and thread artist, as well as a sculptor.

The following images are copyrighted to him and posted only to highlight his work.

Even Frogs Dream, by Thom Atkins

Dragonfly Rondell, by Thom Atkins

Mr Atkins sculpture is both evocative and emotionally powerful:

Jason's Heritage, by Thom Atkins (Warrior Suite)

From the artist’s website, the text on the stone:

OH, MY SON, THOU SHALT BE STRONG.
THOU SHALT NOT WEEP.
THOU SHALT NOT SHOW EMOTION.
THOU SHALT COMPETE, AND WIN!
THOU SHALT NOT TRUST THY BROTHERS.
THOU SHALT WEAR NEITHER PURPLE NOR LAVENDER NOR BE UNMANLY.
THOU SHALT EARN MUCH MONEY, FOR THEN THOU SHALT BE SUCESSFUL.
THOU SHALT TOUCH NEITHER THYSELF NOR THY BROTHERS FOR PLEASURE.
THOU SHALT BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY.
THOU SHALT SHOW RESPECT FOR THY ELDERS.

T. Atkins ’72

Advertisements

One Response to “The art of Thom Atkins: amazing beaded quilts”

  1. Conceptual Muse 20/01/2012 at 2:20 PM #

    Reblogged this on Conceptual Art.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: