Title: Body of Water
Dimensions: 30¼” h x 30” w x ¼” d
Silk crepe de chine, silk broadcloth, silk Indian Doupioni, silk dyes, gutta resist, polyester batting, rayon/viscose and polyester embroidery thread
Body of Water relates a body of water (San Francisco Bay) to our human body and questions how the ways in which we modify and contaminate the bay affect the health of the water in the same way they might affect the health of our own bodies. Ninety-five percent of San Francisco Bay's wetlands are now landfill or diked for salt ponds, leaving the ecosystem in a seriously unhealthy state. Every body of water exists in delicate balance with its inhabitants however humans have essentially inflicted disease on the largest body of water in the San Francisco Bay Area. The colors are a metaphor to draw parallels between the human body and a body of water: water ways are the colors of blood and land forms are the colors of healthy and diseased tissues.
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Detail image of: Body of Water
Techniques: silk painting, machine quilting
Press: this artwork has appeared in the following books and magazines, click on an image below:
January 16 – August 21, 2021 Making Waves, Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA.
September 19, 2019 – January 17, 2021 Fragile Blue Marble, Artik Art & Architecture, San Jose, CA.
Sep 5 – Oct 30, 2014 Bird’s Eye View: Aerial Art, Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA.
June 9-30, 2011 Reflections on Water, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
November 4 - December 11, 2010 Sew New: Contemporary Art Quilts, OSilas Gallery, Bronxville, NY.
May 18 - June 20, 2010 Worlds, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA.
October 27 - November 4, 2007 A Sense of Place, Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX.
March 25 - April 29, 2007 Fiber Cartography: Mapping Imagination and Experience, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT.
October 27 - December 2, 2006 California Art Quilts California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA.
June 8 – September 3, 2006 On Mapping: New Perspectives with a Common Thread, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA.