Laura Wilson: "'Stegosaurus en Toile' is influenced by
the popular French toile fabric originally manufactured
by the Royal Factory of Jouy, located in Jouy-en-Josas, a
little town near Versailles southwest of Paris. "Toile"
means canvas or cloth. Typical toile motifs often tell
a story including in them vignettes of rural life, historical
events, military victories, as well as mythical and most often
pastoral scenes. Toile fabric is characterized by flat
solid backgrounds embellished with delicate line renderings
of the various scenes.
the design of 'Stegosaurus en Toile' I have copied the style
of a typical French toile pattern. Instead of depicting
a narrative or pastoral scene I have illustrated vegetation
that would have been growing during the end of the Jurassic
period, when the Stegosaurus was alive. The plants
depicted include Cycads, Conifers, Ginkgoes, Seed Ferns and
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