Sunday, October 26, 2014
I created this is a richly dyed, printed, painted surface that I finished with water soluble media. I made the needle lace X's on water soluble material which I washed away after the stitching was done (I added a bit of paint to the X's to complement the ground fabric). I finished it with some invisible quilting stitches.
Bruce Hoffman rejected Sparks last year when he juried the Art Cloth Network's annual challenge. Boo on him. I love the piece and just sold it!! Silk, two layers dyed simultaneously with the same fold pattern. They look very different as they are completely different kinds of silk. I added embroidery and a light sprinkling of foil for sparkle. Hope it's happy in its new home.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
My quilt Juarez, which was banned at the United Nations, was on exhibit at Oasis in Palm Springs, October 2 - 4. It is part of Solar Sister, a touring exhibition on the topic of energy's impact on women's lives. The underlying image is a map of the border between Juarez and El Paso. The piece honors the women who work in the well-lit American factories who walk home in the dark. Many face rape and even murder in the unlit streets of the Sonoran Desert.