Size: 49"W x 38"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Tallahassee, where I live, is known for it's canopy roads. I wanted to capture the serenity I find when I am on these roads. Using individually cut and pieced batik fabrics, I tried to create that feeling with this piece. This art quilt is over-stitched with a leaf pattern that adds to the outdoor mood of this work.
This art quilt would look stunning over a fireplace or in a home near trees.
I always wanted to be able to draw and paint, and I always admired those who were able to see an object and render it realistically on paper with pencils or paint. I was never able to do so. However, over time I realized I could make art with fiber – grasses for baskets, yarn for weavings, fabric for quilts. I made my first quilt when I was in graduate school - a simple strip-pieced “Around the World” quilt. From the very beginning I was concerned mostly about the colors – for that quilt I wanted to achieve a smooth gradation of color in the fabric choices. Since then, I have taken a series of workshops from nationally and internationally renowned artists. I am always fascinated with their creative process and how they work. I’ve adopted bits and pieces of how they work into my own. While some quilters use fusing techniques for their quilts that allow them to render realistic landscapes, I use traditional piecing techniques to obtain a result that is more abstract.