Friday, April 29, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

RENT

I made this art quilt, RENT, from a photo I took last year in Berlin of  rusted metal which had once been part of the Berlin Wall.    There is poignancy in the detritus of human suffering; it continues to resonate with the inner voices of the people who passed by.  In addition to tweaking the photo and having it printed by Spoonflower, I went in with both embroidery and traditional hooking.  I ripped through the fabric to expose its underlying history (represented by the linen and wool).  Of course it refuses to lie perfectly square - too many stories bursting out!







Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Suspension "Explainer"


My friend Jim Cahill and I made a sweet MP4 (only 1.5 minutes long) which describes in words and images (plus a little Eric Satie to establish the mood)  the installation.   I cannot upload it to Blogger as the file is too big and I don't have the savvy to shrink it without destroying it.  So PLEASE see it on my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1334588432&ref=name




Friday, April 8, 2016

D-Dub

Made this quilt last year for an App Quilt Challenge.    It's an example of my fussy cutting technique.  It was on view at Road to California in 2015 and then went off into the ether never to be seen again!    Thought it was supposed to tour but not a word about another showing.    I'm not particularly worried, just a tad curious...