......'Beck' floating contentedly on a sun soaked sea.
A perfect fit with the black and white tiles and golden
walls of my studio.......hmm....
Linda Ruth is definitely the border queen, proving once again that more is more! Multiple borders serve to showcase the star of this rug, funneling the eye into the center where 'Beck' floats on a golden sea. Yellow, a non-traditional, yet highly artistic way to present water, makes you believe the sun is high in the sky.
This was Linda Ruth’s first attempt at hooked rope. Done very simply with three values, the shading is quite realistic. Linda maximized its effectiveness by duplicating the yellow hues of the water with the rope for a custom fit. This nautical influence serves to enhance the overall feel of the ocean and its magnificent indigenous bird. Seagulls are resourceful, inquisitive and intelligent and 'Beck' is so lifelike, one can almost expect to hear its harsh wailing and unique squawking call.
The charcoal grey behind the rope gives you a sense of weather worn boards, sun baked to a silver grey. If you look closely, you will see the different plaids used in the outer periphery to create even more levels of interest, making this triple border the ultimate frame for ‘Beck’. All in all, this piece is worthy of a gallery.