Title: Forbidden Full Moon
Dimensions: 52"h x 50"w x ¼"d
silk charmeuse, acid silk dyes, iridescent silk chiffon, polyester batting, rhinestones, metallic embroidery thread, rayon and polyester threads.
I created this work after hearing the story of a friend who tried to organize a nighttime hike around the reservoir in Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park on the full moon. My friend was denied permission for his hike because the country was on a heightened terrorist alert and there were security concerns regarding the dam (the reservoir provides much of the water for the San Francisco Bay Area). Our national parks were created to preserve and provide access to the wilderness and I couldn't help but notice the irony of this situation. This artwork is about being forbidden from engaging in the natural wonders of our world - the beauty we are missing and the destructive effects this has on our collective psyche.
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Detail image of: Forbidden Full Moon
Techniques: Silk Painting, fusing, trapunto, machine quilting, hand stitching
Press: this artwork appears in the following publications, click on an image below:
September 1 - October 27, 2006 Taking a Stand: Voices in Fiber, Translations Gallery, Denver, CO
June 21 - 24, 2006 Expo Magic Quilt, Lyon, France
September 9 - December 23, 2005, Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Art Quilts, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
January 12 - March 1, 2004 No Swimming, Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA.