Monday, February 13, 2017

Chopin's Cape by Monique Lehman (Vol. 8 No. 3)

Can you dress in Chopin's music? Yes, indeed, you can. Monique Lehman, a world-famous tapestry artist just won a prize at the 7th International Exhibition of "Wearable Expressions" created a Chopin Cape that can now be seen at the Palos Verdes Art Center. The "Wearable Art" consists of an amazingly imaginative display of one-of -a-kind gowns, hats,jewelry and all sorts of capes, and costumes.  The exhibition features two wonderful pieces by Monique Lehman, including this prize-winning Chopin Cape.

I found Chopin's profile hidden between twisted staff lines dancing on the surface of this delicate, pastel composition.  The other side had some music notes, and more twists to the five-lines of the staves.

And here's how the whole Chopin's Cape looked like, pastel, lyrical, with a delicate feeling and a meticulous attention to detail: 

You can also see the detail on the top, with a handmade star flower (edelweiss or a starfish?). Amazing craftsmanship of a real artist! 

No wonder, Monique received a prize for this unique creation, featured among so many artworks from around the world!

Monique Lehman receives the award for Chopin's Cape, February 2017
Photo by Lucyna Przasnyski

Monique Lehman with her award, photo by Lucyna Przasnyski

Lucyna Przasnyski, Eliza Boughous Grygielska, Maja Trochimczyk, 
Monique Lehman and a friend