45"x34" cheesecloth, cotton, acrylic paint


Description of Willie

Adapted from a reference photo by Allen Matheson, this portrait celebrates the artistry of musician Willie Nelson. Lyrics of his most recognized songs permeate the very fabric of his shirt and the smoky background references his crusade to legalize marijuana.


Hand-dyed cheesecloth sculpted with PVA adhesive, machine-stitched with monofilament thread to hand-painted and hand-lettered cotton canvas; soft-mounted on felt

Photo: Thomas Blanchard

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