Through the Lens of The Five-Year-Old: The Bunny at St. Susanna’s Triangle

The Five-Year-Old at work. Can you guess which picture she’s taking? It’s one of the ones I used in this post. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The sixth entry in The Five-Year-Old’s ongoing Photo Documentary series about the Dedham Public Art Project.

This week on Through the Lens, The Five-Year-Old visits Patch by Iris Sonnenschein. Local readers can find the bunny at St. Susanna’s Triangle (across from St. Susanna’s Parish at 262 Needham Street in Dedham).

Like so many of the bunny artists so far, Iris Sonnenschein typically works in another medium altogether, in this case quilts. Like me, she finds the process of matching up corners in traditional quilting to be quite a challenge. Unlike me, she actually has the skills to create artistic quilts that look like paintings.

When it came time to do a bunny, it seems only natural that Iris would paint the bunny to resemble a quilt with all those crazy perfectly matched up corners that are so hard to achieve with actual fabric. The Five-Year-Old and my favorite part of Patch are the stencils Sonnenschein painted on each color block to evoke the many tiny patterns on quilting fabric. According to Sonnenschein’s commentary about the bunny on the Dedham Square Artist Guild’s Bunny Blog, that was her favorite part too.

Photo: The Five-Year-Old

From the side.

Photo: The Five-Year-Old

From the other side.

Photo: The Five-Year-Old

From the back.

Photo: The Five-Year-Old

And your close-up.

Photo: The Five-Year-Old

The Five-Year-Old, disappointedly: “Mommyo, you forgot my favorite patch.”

Oh, sorry.

Photo: The Five-Year-Old

The Five-Year-Old, forgivingly: “That’s ok. And the name.”

Photo: The Five-Year-Old

The Five-Year-Old, enthusiastically: “That’s perfect.”

Want to see more of Iris Sonnenschein’s work? According to her quilting website, she has shows in progress at:

Wishing Well Gallery
6 Tuna Wharf, Rockport, MA

Dedham Square Artist Guild
553 High St. Dedham, MA

Mass Audubon Habitat
10 Juniper Rd. Belmont, MA

Be sure to tune in next week, when The Five-Year-Old visits “Ear Ye, Ear Ye – A Tail of Dedham Pottery” by Elaine Matt Schaffner.

Patch (c) 2012 Iris Sonnenschein

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Nine-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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