After finishing my Tinker portrait, I gained enough confidence to tackle other people. I’m working on a series of portraits now. My newest man is Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK47. I love the idea of having stiff, formal portraits of men who have influenced my life as much as a family member, yet are in no way physically related to me. It’s my little form of ancestor worship.
I’m only about 25% done with this. I have a lot of work left. I’ll show a bigger and more detailed picture when I’m less ashamed of it. The background is one of David’s dress blue shirts.
I’m also still working on my Odes to Common Things. I can’t decide what to stitch next.