I have two quilts going into a local exhibit opening this Friday with an artist open house. The theme is “Put a Bird on it!” Since I had been working with leather and printing birds and flowers on the leather, they seemed the perfect fit and submitted them. It is a local Indy show and hope that some local friends can come out and see them while they hang through March.
The first is my first quilt mixing leather, weaving and quilting, not to mention metal. The quilt basically has a giant hole in it where the woven leather sun is. The top is a rod pocket to hang from a bamboo rod.
Dance of Dusk was made to evoke a sunset and fence line at dusk as the birds are scurrying to finish up the day with one last bite, flight or snuggle before heading back to the nest as the sun goes down. What at first seems to be a quiet calm reveals that there are pockets of quiet motion of the birds.
Dreaming of Dusk
This piece was fun to try out some more techniques like bobbin work and using some fabrics with surface designs. I also embellished with some silk fibers and a carrier rod. This quilt also used my original photos on fabric and leather and evokes the same business of dusk in the life of birds.
There is an artists’ reception this Friday March 2, 6-10 pm. and will hang through March 30th.
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 N. Delaware St