How many people remember that Henry Hudson and his crew were the first white men to discover what we now call the Hudson River and Hudson Bay or that his men set him adrift to die with his son in that very bay? When I am designing a tapestry of a person from history I spend time reading about them. Subconsciously some of what I learn comes through to the tapestry. This may show in color, design, size or composition. In Henry Hudson, Henry Hudson, the Half Moon, Hudson’s last ship is echoed in the crescent of the neck ruff. Something I did not plan, but there it is.
Wool and cotton weft, seine twine warp
21 x 19 inches