Title: Fields of Salt
Dimensions: 30” 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
Although the landscape in this artwork may look like farm fields, it is actually salt ponds used for industrial salt production. These ponds used to be essential wetlands of San Francisco Bay. The ponds in the foreground are in the process of being restored to wetlands as part of the 2002 wetlands protection effort whereas the ponds in the upper third will continue to be mined for industrial salt production. I like to think of this view as a snapshot in time that I hope we will never return to. If all goes well in the coming years, much of this landscape will be radically transformed into to its original state and we’ll return to having a healthier bay.
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Detail image of: Fields of Salt
Techniques: silk painting, machine quilting
Press: this artwork has appeared in the following books and magazines
May 18 – July 1, 2007 Mapping the Territory, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO.
Additional info: in a private collection.