Title: On the Edge
Dimensions: 12” h x 12” w x ¼” d
Silk crepe de chine, silk broadcloth, silk Indian Doupioni, silk dyes, water soluble resist, polyester batting, rayon/viscose and polyester thread.
This work is from my series about land use issues on the edge of San Francisco Bay. The bay is an estuary where fresh river water mixes with salty sea water and is home to over 750 species of fish, animals and birds. Wetlands surrounding the bay filter toxic pollution and offer natural flood protection; they are essential to the health of the region’s marine and wildlife populations as well as humans, yet we have developed these lands in ways that threaten our collective health. On the Edge is an aerial view of undeveloped wetlands on the bay, sandwiched in between the discharge location for a sewage treatment plant and an industrial park. We are lucky that these wetlands have been preserved and I hope this "portrait" of them will help ensure their survival as untouched wetlands for eternity.
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Detail image of: On the Edge
Techniques: silk painting and machine quilting
Press: this artwork appears in the following publications, click on an image below:
Nov – Feb 2011 Collecting California, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
Jan – Feb 2009 New Focus, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Additional info: in the collection of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles