73b) Czech at Heart-Amanda Willey


Wilber, Nebraska, the county seat of Saline County, is also the official Czech Capital of the USA.  Each August, thousands of people, from all over, come to celebrate Czech Days.
     I was inspired by the embroidered details of their traditional costumes.  I combined different elements from a variety of sources to create” Czech at Heart”.
Material and Construction
     Attached to the design is a swatch showing the color palette that I plan to use.  I will use a dimensional medium to mimic the stitched details giving the finished work both visual and tactile texture.  The final design will be painted and then sealed with a clear coat.
     On the base, some details from the Nebraska map will be added to show viewer the location of Wilber in relation to the Nebraska border.