Blood and Bone

Following the embroidery piece I made that was based on a photo of my grandmother, I used another photo as the starting point for a similar piece.

My grandmother posing on a horse (not hers).

She’s just sitting on the horse with no movement or action in the shot, but I liked the image of her with the animal so I added a bit of movement.

The image of a woman riding a horse with purpose and confidence more accurately represents how I remember my grandmother. The wild flowers represent the uncontrollable elements of nature and life.