We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Maybe I should call this quilt "Where I wish I was". When we were in India in February we went to Bhuj in Gujarat, from here we travelled towards the Pakistan border and went to villages rarely visited by tourists. We were lucky enough to be in one village where the women were getting ready for a wedding. We sat in a small mud hut surrounded by women and their dowry quilts. At another village we watched women sew quilts. A fantastic experience. I just want to go back.
I painted the background and some additional parts of this quilt and appliqued others. The silver is made by applying foil and then added machine embroidery