After the Gold Rush

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After the Gold Rush
21 in
26 in
(53 cm x 66 cm)
Photo Credit
Don Tuttle
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I grew up in California and have spent countless hours exploring the beauty of its mountains and deserts. In this quilt I have tried to beautify an unnatural landscape through a play of color and texture on silk. The landscape is I-5, a major transportation artery, crossing the California Art Quilts Unfoldingeduct, the man-made river that moves water from north to south and irrigates farm fields in what once was a desert. This is the second mining of California and hence the name of the quilt. (Inspired by a photograph by Ray Atkeson, courtesy of the Ray Atkeson Image Archive.)

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This quilt was in Quilt National '99 and was awarded the "Rookie Award." The quilt has been published in "The Best in Contemporary Quilts," "Art Quilts: A Celebration," "Batik for Artists and Quilters" and "The Big Book of Quilting." It also appears in the "Quilts 2008" Calendar published by Pomegranate Press.
Silk crepe de chine, acid dyes
Silk painted using resist and dyes, salt and alcohol techniques, machine quilted