Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Collage Project

This piece is part of a small series four of us are working on converting each others' paper collages to textile.  These are my response to Cynthia Catlin's paper collage.  Love her jewel-like reds.   


Friday, May 17, 2013

Two More Modules of Chroma:Green are Done

Only three more green modules to go.   Surprising how many cartoon-y characters are green.  And then there's the military use of the ugliest version of the color.  I got freaked out ordering guns, even toy ones, online so there's not a lot here - just enough to tell the story, especially those booties . . .

Monday, May 13, 2013

Collage Project

Here are the photos of Laurie Bucher's paper collage and my textile response to.   It is the first of four that I am working on.  It took me about 5 tries to select the right materials to use for the stems and another 6 to come up with the best solution to those big black bars.  And, yea, my orientation is 90 degrees off but it works better for me this way!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Chinook Waters

Looks like there might be a new series developing.   Another quilt that celebrates images based on some First Peoples' aesthetic.  This one was done on the embellisher so there is no thread in the applique.

Monday, May 6, 2013

SeaTangle 4

Since SeaTangle 2 sold recently I wanted to add another piece to that series.  -->
The piece is comprised of mixed media elements: paper, textiles, synthetics, which are layered, sculpted, burned, stitched and painted.    They represent the varied forms that occur in our oceans.  Some natural and some left by careless people who thoughtlessly set their detritus adrift.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Haida Waters

Not sure if this is a piece for Confluence (our exhibition about water), for the Quilts on the Wall Challenge called Blues, the start of a new series, or an entirely  independent piece.  We'll see where it fits down the line.   It's an art quilt which took me 3 1/2 full time weeks to complete and is completely hand stitched in the smallest possible stitches to be as invisible as possible so the graphic would be crystal clear. 

Chroma:Green Two New Modules Done

The first is on recycling.  I got to use some of that old bubble wrap and plastic I've been saving plus some of the strange melted objects I've been known to make from glue, Tyvek and other fabulous environmentally unjustifiable things.   The next one speaks for itself - Eat your veggies!!