Sandy DeCristofaro The First Year
- 10" x 10" x 1"
- Decorative Art
The First Year
An original watercolor, overstitched with embroidery, created to celebrate a first anniversary. Designs symbolize a wish for long life, and the representation of spring (related to the wedding month). The use of embroidery is a reference to the presumed protective power of thread throughout Middle Eastern societies, defending against misfortune and safeguarding the home. Placed at the threshold of the house, such embroidered images are precious guarantees for a happy life and marriage. Commissions for similar compositions are gladly accepted.