Exiting Eden With Eve Firing up the Pick-up

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Exiting Eden With Eve Firing up the Pick-up
54 in
42 in
(137 cm x 107 cm)
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My art tends to be narrative and is always set against the backdrop of the raw rugged landscape and enormous skies of by beloved homeland, West Texas. The figures of humans and animals are almost always depicted in silhouette form because I feel that this gives them a kind of universality - and also because I love silhouettes. In this quilt we see the Biblical drama of the Expulsion from Eden taking place in West Texas. Adam is being shown the exit by a very firm and determined angel. Eve(always the more pragmatic of the two) is already in the red pick-up, which is definitely the vehicle of choice in our part of the world. This quilt was included in the Fall 2008 SAQA Journal member gallery "Spiritual Artwork". It was also represented in the book and subsequent exhibition, "Lone Stars III - A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986 - 2011",written by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Briant Puentes.
I have always been attracted to fabric, dyes, and sewing. I was thrilled to discover that I could make art and communicate my thoughts in this medium. Being part of SAQA, an organization devoted to nurturing and encouraging the art quilt movement, has inspired me to work as hard as I can to be a part of it - and to leave behind a body of work. The way I see it, in one hundred years, no one will care or even want to remember if my furniture was always dusted, but someone might run across my art - and like it.
Hand-dyed and commercial cotton, fiber reactive dyes, water soluble resists
Drawn, painted, appliqu├ęd, hand quilted