Tyger in Tall Grass

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Tyger in Tall Grass
23 in
x
34 in
(58 cm x 86 cm)
Year
2019
Price
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I created Tyger in Tall Grass for a show called Momentary and Timeless at the San Jose (CA) Museum of Quilts and Textiles in Spring 2019. Researching artistic images of tigers I was amazed to see paintings, inked scrolls, even tattoo designs. One, with the hunting tiger almost submerged in tall grass, especially appealed. So does William Blake’s (1794) poem:

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
William Blake
Materials
Cottons including Shibori-dyed, batiks, African prints, silk
Techniques
Free hand curve cut, machine pieced. Some surface-applied fabric affixed with machine-appliqué, machine-stitched.

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