Friday, July 24, 2009
I finished the quilt in order to enter it into the Ozquilt art quilt thing- got everything ready and then saw the exhibition dates-the exhibition does not finish until 17 December, and by That stage we may already be overseas- and we certainly won't have a fixed address.The quilt measures 52 cms by 127 cms long and is whole cloth stitched silk. It is for sale if you are interested for $750 US.
The inspiration for this piece is waterways of my childhood. Colombo Creek was near the station ( large large farm) where we lived - and on hot summer evenings we would go down there and take a splash- the creek wasn't really that deep and the waters were black with tannin form the gumleaves. You had to be careful for snags ( submerged branches) and the leeches were always there so we always took salt with us.We also saw a snake taking a dip one day too- but somehow that didn't deter us- guess it must have been hot! I am an air sign but am also the water carrier and I am always drawn to rivers and creeks ( and way back when canals) much more so than the sea. I wonder what state Colombo Creek is in these days- does it still run?