Hooper: This piece is far more minimalist than my usual work. I wanted to let let the colours and shapes speak for themselves. I’ve lived my whole life on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world. One of the oldest parts of Canada, it’s dotted with small fishing villages all along the coast between rocky headlands and miles of beaches. So having spent my life watching the endless fascination of the Bay, many of my pieces relate to history and nature.
I chose a dark piece of fabric with subtle waves of blue to represent the gentle swells of a harbour at night. I selected a batik which incorporated colours of lights on the shore and hand cut the reflections on the waves which were fused in place, then free motion quilted with a gold metallic thread. A dark blue variegated thread was used for the ripples between the reflections.
Lois Wilby Hooper
Moores Mills, New Brunswick, Canada
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