June 18, 2015
New Work – In Dreams I Learned to Swim
At last, the reveal of my latest work, In Dreams I Learned to Swim.
It’s a large quilt, at 60” high x 80” wide, so it has a lot of presence when seen in person. For anyone living or traveling near Harrisburg, PA this summer, you can see it in a marvelous setting at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. It’s part of the prestigious Art of the State exhibit, opening on June 28th and running through September 13th. It’s an all-media show, and I’m very pleased to be a part of it again this year.
This work incorporates needlefelting with silk and wool on a separate, attached panel.
I made collagraph plates and printed them in a variety of colorways for the surrounding quilt.
The borders are also handpainted, and the entire work is heavily stitched to add texture and movement.
I hope you have enjoyed following along as I detailed this work in progress—you can review it by clicking “In Dreams I Learned to Swim” on the right sidebar, or by clicking here.
As always, thank you for reading and commenting.