Sunday, January 25, 2009

Quilt the Swamp 2009: Focus in the Swamp-New Photos

Quilt the Swamp, an annual fiber show, opened at Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge on January 13 and runs through February 8. many of the artists are members of the Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana. The show was curated by Michael Young of Baton Rouge. This year's theme is "Focus in the Swamp." Each piece was inspired by a photograph by John Hartgerink, a local photographer who has taken hundreds of (wonderful) photographs in the Bluebonnet Swamp. Each piece was hung with the corresponding photo.

Convict Caterpillar by Sharon Crary (new pictures) The trim on the vest is fuzzy caterpillars end to end. The vest is felted, and the caterpillar feet are tiny red beads.

Toad on Toadstool By Lucy Landry

A Cedar Waxwing Made with Love By Joyce Lafleur

Snails Seeking Trails By Barbara Hoffman

Taking Leave by Melanie Bourne

Gulf Fritillary Flitting Through Bluebonnet Swamp By Mary Felder

The Armadillo Speaks By Rena Kroll

The Emperor's New Clothes By Sally Gordon

Springtime at the Swamp By Judy Momenzadeh

Dining Out By Paula McKenna

Caterpillar Confetti By Louise Regan

My piece, Summer Breeze

My piece, The Secret Swamp: Late Summer

My piece, Fire and Ice

Ladies’ Tresses By Caroline Derbes

Muscadine By Carol Goldsmith

Hindsight By Lisa Ducote

Looking Glass By Melody Greenberg

Spots & Dots By Lisa Ducote (left)

Giant Leopard Moth By Jane Olsen-Phillips (right)

Trillium By Joyce Lafleur

Muscadine Muncher By Janet Condiff

Blue Mist Flower By Michael Young

Swamp Red Maple Seeds By Michael Young

Puzzling Raccoon By Lucy Landry

Red Fox By Lucy Landry


pcoxdesign said...

Wow!!! This was a pretty amazing show! Congrats to all on such beautiful pieces!

Vivien said...

What a good idea and diverse art. Looks like a great show.

JYA Fiberarts said...

Great show. Our Seacoast Area Fiber Artists did this a year ago in southern Maine. It's a lot of fun to see what artists come up with. It's great way to stretch your creativity. I almost always create from my own photos. Thanks for the show.
Judy Anderson

norma said...

What a fabulous idea and so well executed.

Christine Thresh said...

Inspired and inspirational. What a wonderful show.
It should go on the road and travel to different venues. Fabulous.