Aspen Tree Series: 2005-2011

 


Skeletal Tree Patterns
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2008
, 23" x 28"
Fabric collage
Playing with a no-tan process of cutting positive shapes,
then taking “out”, to create the same negative imagery,
which is featured over my clamp shibori fabric


Patternings
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2009
, 40" x 36"
Fabric collage
These “no-tan” trees are a stylized depiction of the forest’s various
seasons. I played with these trees---earlier auditioned for background
 for the SURVIVOR quilt (pictured above)---where they seemed  frivolous.




Colorado Gold
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2008
, 37" x 19"
Fabric collage
An abstraction of color in the aspen forest...fun to add gold foil leaves, as “gold” is Colorado’s reference
to the aspen leaves, shimmering and twirling in the fall’s sunlight.





Newspaper Rock Art
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2008
, 24" x 24" (each petroglyph)
Four petroglyphs; Piecemakers 2008 exhibition, Don't Fence Me In

 


Aspen Solace 1
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2007
, 36" x 40"
Fabric collage
Quilt Visions 2008
I am enthralled with the ethereal mood and tranquility,
 color palette changes with seasons,  Solace is ubiquitous.


Aspen Solace 2
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2008
, 40" x 40"
Fabric collage
I often compose a large scene, creating it as a diptych,
for working ease; and loving the visual  statement. Equally wonderful
that both pieces can be exhibited separately.

 


Aspen Sentinel
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2009
, 12" x 12"
Fabric collage
SAQA 2009 Art in a Box Auction
Lone skeletal trees appear as sentinels, witnessing longevity of time,
fun to create with my delicious screen printing “wabi sabi” (beauty in imperfection).

 

Survivor
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2008
, 36" x 82"
Fabric collage
Halfway through this quilt it dawned, I was
speaking for my sister and aunt, both
accommodating their lives in nursing
homes, same as this aspen tree
struggles in the waning forest,
in Rocky Mountain National Park.

 



Getting Used to Dying Trees
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2006, 65" x 52"
Raw Edge, fused applique construction
Quilt National '07
Travels internationally for 2 years



"I am most passionate about the elegant (regal, majestic, stately) white and black patterning of the aspen trees, scarred by elk's antlers."

 


At Sunrise
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2006, 25" x 44"
Raw Edge, fused applique construction
Fiber Celebration, 2007




Road to Endo Valley
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2007, 18" x 28""
Raw Edge, fused applique construction

 

 

Aspen Rhythms
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2005, 30" x 30"
Fused construction

 

At Dusk
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2005, 46" x 31"
Fused construction




Aspen Seasons #1 and #2 (Diptych)
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2002, 79" x 38"
Machine pieced and quilted.
Quilt National '03

 


"Nature's continuously occurring and unique motifs are so awesome to me.
I treasure the multitude of values in thegreens, yellows and browns of the
compelling landscapes, punctuated by the blues and grays of changing skies."

 



The Light of Day (Diptych)
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2005, 36" x 39", 48" x 39"
Pieced and fused
Quilt Japan Prize at Quilt Visions - 2006



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