Friday, March 11, 2016

an impressionist landscape

A photo posted by Emma Cotter (@rettocamme) on

Just finished this challenging impressionist landscape bottle cap tapestry. Commissioned by a couple to commemorate their 25 years of marriage and the five States they have lived in together, I was asked to use primarily bottle caps from MI, CT, NY, NC, and PA. The landscape itself was inspired by views of North Carolina's Mountain-to-Sea Trail - I used photos that had been posted to their website's interactive map for reference.

I ended up using well over 50 varieties of bottle caps - probably about 75% from the States that had been requested. I have not altered the existing colors in any manner.

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