Copyright ©2006 Linda Gass. Photograph by Don Tuttle.
Title: Dumbarton Crossing
Dimensions: 28.75" w x 29.25" h
Artist Statement: This is a view of the first two bridges built across San Francisco Bay: the original Dumbarton bridge (opened 1927) and the Southern Pacific Railway bridge (opened 1910). As the landforms suggest, the site of the bridges is the narrowest section of the bay. The Dumbarton bridge is significant as the first vehicular crossing of the bay, built to provide a short cut for traffic. These graceful lines are emblems of our cultural obsession with the "fast and cheap" without consideration for the environmental and societal consequences.
Materials and Techniques: Silk crepe de chine hand painted using acid dyes and gutta-serti. Silk broadcloth backing and polyester batting; machine quilted with rayon embroidery thread.
Detail: Click here for a detail image of the quilt
Exhibition History: June 8 - September 3, 2006 at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA.
Other Information: Published in the "Sampling" Sectiono of the Summer 2006 issue of Fiberarts magazine.
Purchase Status: SOLD.
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