Aureolin by Karen Matze

Aureolin was created for the Green Bay Area Chapter of the EGA challenge, “Black and White Plus One”. I have been exploring mixed media embroidery for the past year and love to combine beads, button and threads. Aureolin is a shade of yellow comprised of potassium cobaltinitrite first developed in 1848 by Nikolaus Wolfgang Fischer. The head of the dragonfly has beaded flat backed crystal eyes and the body is clay beads and sequins. The wings are free form embroidery. She is sitting in a circle which might be the sun, capped by 3 dimensional embroidered flowers.