Thursday, April 1, 2010

I must admit Music was not a theme I found easy the way to represent it. I love all kind of music but since a long time a go I get piano lessons, I ever preferred classic music when I needed to slow down, to meditate and relax.

Rock and Roll is more for when I have to clean up the house!

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist who lived from 1770 to 1827.He was a crucial figure in the transition from classical to romantic era and remains the most acclaimed and influential composer of all time.At the age of 20 he’s hearing begins to deteriorate, caused by a « tinnitus » (a ringing » in his ears) that made it hard for him to perceive and appreciate music and even to do conversation, but he continued to compose even after becoming completely deaf. So he composed the ninth Symphony, one of the most known all over the world, in complete deafness.

My work « Homage to Ludwig van Beethoven » is done with black fabric, discharged with bleach, I added a little stripe of music from Beethoven, extrapolated of the 4. movement of the ninth Symphony « Ode to Joy ». Its entirely machine stitched.


  1. Very unusual and beautiful, Bea!

  2. Very evocative of the mood of much of Beethoven's music. Great homage.