September 21, 2015
New Work – Raccoon and Apple
I am pleased to reveal my latest work, Raccoon and Apple. It is part of my ongoing Flora and Fauna series, where I work with skulls of the native wildlife here in Pennsylvania, USA.
It feels like a very cheerful and life-affirming art quilt to me. I love all the detail on the cyanotype prints.
Most of the patchwork is made of silks, with some commercial and hand-painted cottons. I’ve done my best to capture it photographically, but like all fiber art, it’s even better in person where you can appreciate the texture and the shimmer.
This panel of vintage needlework took on a new life when I painted and stitched it. I like moving the tradition of quilting forward.
You can track this work back as a work in progress by clicking on Raccoon and Apple in the sidebar.
Thanks as always for reading and commenting.