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Colleen O'Rourke's avatar Colleen O'Rourke

Colleen O’Rourke’s, “Willow”, is a seed bead embroidery that was inspired by the pure elegance of a Willow tree. This 14” x 17” piece, portrays an enormous Willow tree with massive limbs throughout. On a lower limb, reclines a woman peeking out from behind the graceful leaves. The tree resides over a green flowing river and creeping up the river’s bank are beautiful pink Sweet Peas. This piece emanates solitude, peace, and wonder. This is one of O’Rourke’s most complex and detailed pieces to date. She spent over 500 hours embroidering over 50,000 size 10° and 11° glass seed beads on to black cotton fabric.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Seed bead embroidery
  • Width: 14 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 17 inches