Boundary Waters 83
39.5 x 40 inches
Materials: White cotton fabric, non-woven fabric, Lutradur, ink, gel medium, acrylic paint, miniature paper fasteners. Techniques: Screen print, paint, collage, cut, punch, fasten.
Virginia A. Spiegel
Boundary Waters 83 is one of 34 artworks from 522 entries juried into H2OH!, a Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling exhibit focusing on water. A list of all the accepted artists and venues already scheduled for the next three years are here.
I SOOOOOOOO wanted to be in this exhibit because when I am by or on a lake, river, or ocean I feel I have arrived exactly where I need and want to be. And, of course, the waters of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are near and dear to my heart. I continue making artwork in this series not just as an artistic expression of how I feel about the landscape, but also as witness to an area that must be cherished and protected from development and exploitation.
Boundary Waters 83 – Detail 1
There are three artworks in this series within the series. The other two are under wraps until I enter them a few more places. There is no stitching in the three artworks. Let’s just say THOUSANDS of miniature paper fasteners would not be an exaggeration. The action of punching small holes and inserting the fasteners is actually quite similar to hand-stitching and equally time consuming.
Boundary Waters 83 – Detail 2