The Artworks of Phyllis Kluger
Under The Big Top: Dress Rehearsal

UNDER THE BIG TOP: Dress Rehearsal

Elephants, until lately when the be-kind-to-animals crowd butted in, have long been the four-legged stars of the circus.  But now they face the prospect of being permanently exiled to the veldt.  To stay employed and avoid the loathsome ivory-hunters, Trixie and Jumbo have been practicing their new pachydermically perilous trapeze act.  As seen in this work, they still have a few kinks to work out.
46 X 28 inches, hand and machine stitched, hand embroidered and quilted