Double Rainbow - Heather Miller -
Double Rainbow – Abstract Fiber Art by Heather Miller

Title: Double Rainbow
Size: 10 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ x 3/4″
(canvas board = 5″ x 7″)
Year: 2016

Double Rainbow was created using yarn, hemp cord, acrylic paint, and varnish on canvas board.  It comes framed in gold without glass.

The Story:

Double Rainbow is a whimsical little piece of mixed media art in a fantastic gold frame.  This piece of abstract fiber art would be a great addition to many types of home decor styles.  It’s a relatively small piece which makes it the perfect accent for those awkward walls so many of us have in our homes.

The concept behind this piece is simple.  It was basically an excuse to use the rainbow-colored hemp cord I bought.  It came in a pack of several solid colors which I used on other projects.  Oddly, both rainbows are made using the same brand of cord, the dye lots apparently had some variation.

The blue “sky” area was made with yarn.  Everything was carefully glued down as I worked.  When I was done I sealed the piece with an acrylic varnish.  This piece was finished early in 2016 but it took until the end of the year to find the perfect frame for it.  I had my doubts about using a gold frame but it really works well.  The size of the frame also makes the piece more substantial so it really stands out.