Title: Wetlands Musings
Dimensions: 17” h x 17” w x ¼” d
(20” h x 20” w x 1½“ d framed)
Silk crepe de chine, silk broadcloth, silk Indian Doupioni, silk acid dyes, gutta resist, polyester batting, rayon/viscose and polyester thread.
Wetlands Musings is an aerial view of an imagined restoration of the wetlands around Corkscrew Slough in the San Francisco Bay, near Redwood City, California. To understand the land forms and water channels of a natural wetland, I studied historical black and white photographs of this area taken before the wetlands were converted to salt ponds. The colors were chosen after observing Greco Island, one of the few untouched wetlands remaining in the bay.
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Detail image of: Wetlands Musings
Techniques: silk painting and machine quilting
April 1-30, 2010 A Space of One's Own, Palo Alto City Hall Lobby, Palo Alto, CA
Additional info: in the City of Palo Alto Art in Public Places Collection