Archive for February, 2016

Gala of the Unexpected – I’m In!

MooseBay500Moose Bay
62 inches high by 60 inches wide
Disposable paint drop cloth, non-woven fabric,
two-layer disposable floor protector, Tyvek from disposable lab coats,
Lutradur, acrylic paint, miniature brads.
Photos by Deidre Adams

What an honor!  I’m so pleased that Moose Bay was chosen as one of the 25 artworks for the Gala of the Unexpected exhibit at the National Quilt Museum (NQM) in Paducah, KY.  The exhibit, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the NQM, will open April 14 and continue until July 12.  It will then travel until December 31, 2017.

MooseBaydtl400Moose Bay – Detail 1

I was intrigued by the call for entries with this statement by Curator/Registar Judy Schwender:

Historically, quilts had a cloth top and back, some form of batting in the middle, and were stitched together with thread.  But, what actually is a quilt?  At its most basic, it is three layers held together by some means.  The layers may be of plastic or metal; the batting can be Styrofoam.  There really is no limit to what makes up a quilt as long as the above basic structure is adhered to.

Moose Bay was inspired by one of my favorite spots in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness:  The shimmer of silver water sparkling in the sun.  The changing kaleidoscope of water lily pads flipping in the breeze.  A sure spot to see a moose, and perhaps her calf, tonight.

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Moose Bay – Detail 2

Techniques used in Moose Bay‘s creation: Paint, cut, collage. Paint, print, cut, punch, fasten. Paint, print.  Since I couldn’t attach a sleeve to the rug protector backing, the artwork is hung from two silver grommets.

 

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