Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Advocate For Nature

Honoring Rachel Louise Carson,

Marine Biologist, writer, naturalist, one of most influential people of 20th century
An author of several books, and nature writer, Carson was the winner of National Book Award for The Sea Around Us.  She wrote Silent Spring in 1962 as a warning about chemical pesticide and fertilize use.  The book led to testimony before Congress and national television exposure in 1963.  Carson was vilified by chemical industry and some in government for speaking out, but was ultimately proven correct when studies of dead wildlife found high concentrations of chemical pesticides.   
Ocean scene with net overlay, attached only at the top.   Materials and techniques: hand dyed and commercial cottons, metallic mesh. cheesecloth, netting.

 Currently on display at:  The Art of Fiber III: Hidden Dreams, Arts Council of Livingston Parish, LA, through October 28, 2017.

Come join the fun!   Amy's Creative Side  is sponsoring the Blogger's Quilt Festival again this year! 

7 comments:

Amy Ellis said...

This is so cool! I love the depth and layers that you added - thank you for sharing :)

Barb said...

this is a very interesting quilt, love your technique

Denise said...

Amazing

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Very interesting. So fun that it's on display.

The Joyful Quilter said...

You choose some fascinating topics for your work. How on Earth do you choose?!

wlstarn said...




Both my pieces (and a third) were made for a women's history project honoring women with significant achievements since 1920, when US women got the vote. They were not selected for the traveling show or book, but will be on the HERstory website when it is completed

Pamela said...

Neat technique - I like the results!