Siberian Moonlight Sonata

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Siberian Moonlight Sonata
48 in
76 in
(122 cm x 193 cm)
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My inspiration comes from trips to China, East Africa, Russia, Antarctica, and extensive travel throughout North America and Europe. I'm drawn to a few subjects in nature that I find perpetually intriguing and my voice is whispering a tribute to the incredible beauty in both the subtle and violent forces of nature, only touched by the hands of humans on rare occasions. I'm obsessively drawn to trees, rocks, all forms of water, and animals. I portray these subjects as if they were asking me to reveal their messages to the world.

This quilt was inspired by a winter journey on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, across thousands of miles through the expanse of forest known as the Taiga. The trees are very white birch, standing like ghostly sentinels in the piercingly brilliant full moon. The scene was so magical that my husband and I stayed awake for most of the 2 nights staring spellbound out the windows. I added colors to the sky, mountains, and shadows to imbue the scene with the surreal impression this landscape made upon me.
Cotton, satin, silk, taffeta, polyester.
Hand appliquéd, raw edge appliquéd, discharged cotton. Free motion quilted.