Coming into Focus

Susan Sances

Thread painting of photo manipulated digitally.

Thread painting of a red bird that has been manipulated to show the photo without the
form, in a single color, and with all the points of color contained in the form. In some cases, the thread is “painted on” the picture and in others the photo of the thread provides a different kind of texture. It takes patience and skill to see a bird in all its dimensions and this piece attempts to portray the process of the bird coming into focus. Photo taken by Vicki Seglin and used with permission.