Title: Puzzle of Salt
Dimensions: 28½” h x 29½” w x ¼” d
Silk crepe de chine, silk broadcloth, silk Indian Doupioni, silk dyes, gutta resist, polyester batting, nylon monofilament and polyester embroidery thread
Puzzle of Salt shows a birds-eye view of Corkscrew Slough and Bair Island, near Redwood City, California. Over the past 150 years, many of the wetlands of the San Francisco Bay have been converted into salt ponds for industrial salt production. Today, 95 percent of the Bay’s wetlands are gone, leaving the bay ecosystem in an unhealthy state. Luckily new wetlands restoration efforts are underway here. The title Puzzle of Salt has double meaning: it refers to the shape of the salt ponds, which look like jigsaw puzzle pieces, and it refers to the puzzle to be solved in restoring wetlands by resolving the technical, environmental, financial and political challenges.
Buy: Available in this set of greeting cards
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Detail image of: Puzzle of Salt
Techniques: silk painting, machine quilting
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September 19, 2019 – January 17, 2021 Fragile Blue Marble, Artik Art & Architecture, San Jose, CA.
July 15 – December 20, 2018 The Nature of a Stitch, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.
April 21 – July 16, 2017 Three Left-Coast Artists, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.
February 1 – March 17, 2016 Burning Ice, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA. 2014
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.
September – October 2008 Water: the Essence of Life, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
March 25 - April 29, 2007 Fiber Cartography: Mapping Imagination and Experience, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT.
December 1, 2006 - February 2, 2007 Vanishing Borders, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH.
October 27 - November 4, 2007 A Sense of Place, Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
June 8 - September 3, 2006 On Mapping: New Perspectives with a Common Thread, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA.
August 6 - October 22, 2005, The Ever-Changing Landscape, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY.