Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

The name of this piece is Vanishing Wetlands: Legislative Compromise.
I chose this piece because it is mounted on stretcher bars, and ineligible for many shows because it is mounted. It is made of black cotton. layers of green and brown netting, and 434 adhesive bandages, 1 corn pad, gauze, adhesive tape, spanish moss, and acrylic paint. It has 3 layers held together by stitching, and meets the definition of a quilt. Yes, it's an art conservationist's worst nightmare. But at the rate things are going here in Louisiana, it may last longer than the wetlands. This piece was originally made for a show at the Bluebonnet swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge entitled Save Our Swamps.
Full size photo courtesy of John Hartgerink

6 comments:

Zonnah said...

Very cool!

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt !.greeting

Candi said...

Very creative. How long did it take to make?

wlstarn said...

I'm not sure how long it took to make, but I worked in a room with the door shut, so I wouldn't have to hear comments from my family about what I was doing with all those bandaids. :-)

Deborah said...

Wonderful creative quilt! Congratulations on your inclusion in 500 art quilts!

beth said...

oooh! this is wonderful! thanks for sharing!