Just added another poppy to the Cement Sack quilt. This one is ON TOP of the tulle.
Transferred two black and white xeroxes onto coffee-stained muslin. The trombone did not come out so well, but a trident on the same page did. Both are in the upper left.
Here is that figure that has shown up in the Witness quilt and the wet-paper-basement-calamity collage. She is the one who dreams, who has seen, and who seeks to go beyond all that lodges in the past. She is part of all of us. This recent posture is one of burdened grief, but she has other moods as well.
Perhaps “moods” is the wrong word — “patterns of consciousness” more like.
And speaking of drugs (the opiate reference in the title), here is the holder of my current drug of choice — a coffee mug! Suitably chipped, stained, and very much in use.
A busy day of gardening and travel ahead. A good thing. A change of perspective and some fresh air will definitely do me good.
…I can relate to this one….
..and love the red of the poppy on top of the muted grey-tones…
My mind did NOT transition well from news-videos to your fabric-art: my first thought as I came here to check out the latest was “This must be an oil slick quilt”. And then I began to relax and take in the poppy. And then I was happy again as read on to see the Global Warming Quilt. Thank you Dee.
Maggie — were you thinking that “Devil’s Slide” might be a good name for the BP fiasco? or that cement pouring might be used instead of golf balls? it is an appalling disaster that engenders quite a feeling of hopelessness… hope you’re well!
love this work of Art and also the funny remarks it has caused. Really like the use of old materials and modern useage. lyndax
thanks, lynda… it’s great to have old and distressed materials, esp. with personal history.
It’s beautiful to watch this piece develop. Love the hints of old journals and bits that look like layers of an old wall, then that fresh poppy on it for contrast. lovely!
thanks, Robin… ‘layers of an old wall’ — that’s a description that might help with the finishing stages…
Risky composition! I like the accent the poppy on the left gives to the work, and also the maroon frame. It has changed the inside of the picture a lot.
I love your work!
thank you for stopping by… is there a way to read your blog in English?
oh, I think I’ve posted the address of the site, which is in spanish (english version coming soon). I’ll post now the blog address, where I write in both languages.
Thank you for asking!
I’ve also added a translation widget to the blog right now, and I’m working in some texts that were only in spanish…
Thank you! I’d like to be able to read it, and alas, I only read English…