Title: Threading the Past
Dimensions: 29” h x 29” 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
Threading the Past is a contemporary birds-eye view of the wetlands and salt ponds near Newark in the San Francisco Bay. Based on historic maps, the stitching lines show the former shorelines and wetlands channels of the bay. The stitching lines tell the story of where the wetlands in the bay have been filled and diked. They also tell a story of survival: if you look closely, you will see where some of the original water channels still persist today, despite being fragmented by dikes and highways.
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Detail image of: Threading the Past
Techniques: silk painting, machine quilting
April 21 – July 16, 2017 Three Left-Coast Artists, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.
May 18 - June 20, 2010 Worlds, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA.
May 18 – July 1, 2007 Mapping the Territory, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO.
June 8 – September 3, 2006 On Mapping: New Perspectives with a Common Thread, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA.
Additional info: in a private collection.