These vast spaces are so beautiful to me with their colors and textures. The light and rock formations are so gorgeous, they just beg to be interpreted in fiber. Fortunately, I have a large stash of hand dyed fabric (mine and others) that is just perfect to depict these landscapes. Add some paint and lots of free-motion stitching, and voila!
This tapestry is a vision of Bryce National Park in Utah. The photo I used is courtesy of Tom Bean. The textures and colors of the rocks just begged to be interpreted in fabric and thread!
Materials: Hand dyed cottons, batiks, paint, threads, fused, painted, machine quilted.
43″ x 31″
This art quilt tapestry was inspired by a photo by Pete Saloutos and used with his permission. This New Mexican desert looks like snow , but is actually white gypsum sand . Very little grows here. The sands are constantly on the move.
Materials & techniques: Cotton hand dyes and batiks, silk chiffon, textile paint, fused, machine quilted, bobbin quilted, various threads.
16″ x 46″
Using another photo of Pete Saloutos, I created a hot orange and purple desert with a sandstorm coming over the mountains.
Materials: Hand painted ( by myself and others), hand dyed and shibori dyed, and batik cottons, fused, machine and bobbin quilted,various threads.
16″ X 44″