Territorial Road: Crosses and Losses

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Territorial Road: Crosses and Losses
48 in
x
42 in
(122 cm x 107 cm)
Year
2018
Price
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Territorial Road was inspired by a diary entry, written by Susan Brackney Clayton in 1890. From a sod house on a homestead near Elton, Nebraska, her words tell of beauty in the expanse of land and sky, the constantly howling wind and her loneliness and deep longing for a life left behind in Indiana. This piece is called Crosses and Losses, after a patchwork pattern dating back to the time of westward expansion, speaking to hardship and the isolation of a woman uprooted.
Materials
Linen, cotton
Techniques
Machine and hand pieced, raw edge appliqu├ęd, hand quilted embroidered.