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Updated June 19, 2019

Dimensions: 39 1/2" x 32 1/2"
Materials: #3- and 4-cut 100% wool on rug warp
Adapted from a painting by Claude Monet and hooked by Karen Whidden, Southern Pines, North Carolina, 2009. Photo by Impact Xpozures.
Featured in: Celebration XX

"My favorite period in art history is the Impressionist Period. I am fascinated with the artists and the way they captured their subjects. It seemed fitting that my next rug would be Claude Monet's Wild Poppies. While it appears to be a simple rug with a simple subject, it was quite challenging to hook. I had never attempted to hook a sky before and certainly never hooked a landscape. Capturing the movement of the terrain and the woman's dress flowing as she walked was important. I still love the simplicity of it. My success with this rug encouraged me to hook other impressionist masterpieces."
- Karen Whidden, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018

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