45cm x 80cm
Inspired by the partial eclipse of the sun in 2015.
Hand-dyed silk cotton mix. Painted with acrylic fabric paints.
Free motion quilted. Hand appliqued and hand embellished.
'Elements' : Contemporary Quilt challenge 2015 (juried)
Exhibited at Festival of Quilts 2015 and then on tour to UK venues.
Also exhibited at Quiltkoping, Lidkoping Sweden 2018.
With a pair of purpose-made protective glasses I watched the 2015 partial solar eclipse from my garden and reflected on the fact that our overpopulated earth was a mere element in the magnificent solar system. The urge to capture the feeling of awe and mystery with a contemporaneous digital image was powerful..... but surrounding trees continually invaded my attempts. This is my memory of that moment.