An art quilt which brings to mind the phrase, “And Yet She Persisted”.
The image in this art quilt has been in my head for years. This year it just kept coming into my consciousness and wouldn’t go away. The idea of a tree surviving on the edge of a very inhospitable rock is a metaphor for much in life. I wanted to show that this tree had weathered much but had aged well. It is beautiful in it’s rugged and spare state.
The background fabrics are a striped commercial grey batik for the water, a hand dyed cotton for the sky and a dupioni silk sun. The rock is made with a black on black triangle print, some marbled black cotton and over painted with pearlized dark grey paint.
The dimensions are 74″ x 41″.
This quilt has been sold but will be on exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival in the special exhibit, Landscape Quilt.
You may read a blog post (May 5, 2018) about the making of this quilt here.