Title: After the Gold Rush
Dimensions: 21”h x 26”w x ¼”d
Silk crepe de chine, silk dyes, gutta resist, silk broadcloth, Indian Doupioni, polyester batting, nylon monofilament and polyester thread
After the Gold Rush is a birds-eye view of Interstate-5 crossing the California Aqueduct in the Central Valley and highlights the human mark on the landscape that affects our water resources. The aqueduct moves water from Oregon and Northern California to Southern California to irrigate farm fields in the former desert of the Central Valley. We are depleting this soil through unsustainable farming and irrigation practices. The Gold Rush of the 1800s was the first mining of California and this represents a second mining of California using extractive agricultural practices.
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Detail image of: After the Gold Rush
Techniques: silk painting and machine quilting
Press: this artwork appears in the following publications, click on an image below:
July 15 – December 20, 2018 The Nature of a Stitch, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Oct 7, 2015 – Jan 15, 2016 The California Art Quilt Revolution: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.
May 18 - June 20, 2010 Worlds, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
October 24, 2008 – March 1, 2009 She Made It! Leonard & David McKay Gallery at Pasetta House, History San Jose, San Jose, CA
December 1, 2006 - February 2, 2007 Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
April 28 - October 20, 2006 California Art Quilts, California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA.
August - October 2005 The Ever-Changing Landscape, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
May 1999 - June 2001 Quilt National 1999 Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH
Additional info: in the collection of the International Quilt Museum