Art Quilt – Autumn Birches is a landscape scene of birches with brightly turning leaves and an under story of ferns.
This work creates and enchanted woodland with intense colors and stylized foliage which beckons the viewer to take a closer look. The dark and undefined aspect of the deep forest beyond the birches creates a feeling of mystery.
The background of this quilt is hand dyed in shades of deep orange, purple and green. The quilting in this area evokes a feeling of looking through a deep forest of trees and branches to areas beyond the viewer.
The birches stand in strong contrast with their white trunks and bright leaves in the foreground. The under story of gold twigs and bright green ferns create a lush carpet below.
The leaves and ferns are created with painted evolon paper and have been fused to the surface before stitching. The tree trunks are fabric, fused and stitched to the surface, then over painted with paint and thread painting. The gold twigs behind the ferns are painted then stitched.
There is a hanging sleeve and embroidered signature on the back.