Two Women in the Wilderness
I have long admired the artwork of the amazing Pamela Allen. I asked her if she would be willing to make a very special artwork to commemorate the seventeen Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness canoeing/camping trips which my sister and I have taken. Yes!
I chose Pamela because of her affinity for artwork about women, the fact we have talked about the joys of having a sister, and the fact that she had been wilderness canoeing in the past. My only request was that the artwork clearly show both of us and that we were out camping.
Pamela included items near and dear to our hearts: Our Kevlar canoe glowing in the sun, the trees, the water, our little golden backpacking tent, our beloved paddles, Nancy’s hat with the ear flaps, and an homage to my love of creating found art at our campsites.
I have the artwork hanging in my formal dining room turned personal gallery. I stop by every time I walk by and appreciate another detail of the hand and machine stitching, the choice of fabric, and the wonderful imagery.
I would recommend Pamela most highly for a commission and thank her for this wonderful, beautiful, and meaningful artwork.