The theme of Quest recurs in my life, and in my art....
Here are two entered in the up coming show (in)finite: exploring the finite limitations of humanity and the ineffable, infinite nature of the Divine. the Divine.
May 25 to June 4, 2017
Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, BC
Stitching is meditation for me.... something like paddling is meditation.
Here is a handstitched vision of canoes on the river,
My Fraying River
Yes, the edges of the fabric are not finished. The current carries me on, following my sense of urgency.
And a detail of the stitching.
And the Red Paddle, and especially meditative piece for me.
India ink on cotton, hand stitched with a variety of threads.
Some simple playing around with the Prisma app on my phone gave a photo from a friend a new interpretation... here's the Mondrian version of the photo. The app makes the original photo into a take-off in the style of P Mondrian. see http://www.piet-mondrian.org/composition-c.jsp for an example.
the original photo, by Betty McLeod. December 1, 2016
Karen and I hung our quilts at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on Monday, October 17. When we arrived there on Sunday for our opening reception, we discovered that many of the quilts had been stolen. Five of hers and four of mine. They liked pretty landscapes, it appears, as some of mine in the same room were not taken.
I do mourn the loss of these quilts:
Alouette Stump, winner of an award at LaConner Quilt Festival in 2015.
And Canoes en haut:
and Two Paddles
and Three Canoes
I am disappointed mostly that my work is not available for others to see.