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.
Friday, 7 September 2012
I Miss The Snow
Most of you don't really know me yet but this is one bit of insight...I was born and reared in Texas but I HATE heat!!! Can barely survive anything over 75F. Thankfully I was rescued 38 years ago by this handsome Minnesota dude. While some Texas traits remain...I am pretty well transplanted in Minnesota. LOVE the winter and LOVE the snow. Temps here this summer broke records and I rarely ventured out of the house (thank heaven for AC in the van!) Weeks in the 90s is when this piece was born. The title is "I Miss The Snow". I know it is a lot to ask of an art quilt...to bring back vivid enough memories of several feet of snow and temps below freezing to vanquish the oppresive heat...but I had high hopes. And to some extent it does give me hope. At least living in Minnesota (aka the Frozen Tundra) I know winter and cold WILL come eventually. I long for the first nip in the air, the promise that fall brings of the cold, refreshing winter beauty soon to come. So I wait..........
The background is white dupioni silk quilted in a snowflake pattern with silver metallic thread. The snowballs are circles of muslin with layers of scrim, lace, cording, knotted fabric and mulberry cloth hand-stitched onto it. Then the circles were appliqued to the quilt and then painted with White Pearl Lumiere and white acrylic paint. The finishing touch was to stitch some white iridescent beads onto each snowflake. Is it just me or is it getting just a bit chilly in here??????
I MISS THE SNOW