Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Bud On Earth

On Earth a Bud. Crayon on fabric; vintage lace, linens, and buttons. hand and free motion machine embroidery; beads and artificial flowers from a local cemetery arrangement.)

The rubbings on this piece came from Birmingham, UK; Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA; Colma, California; and Wiscasset, Maine. While working, I think about the various decades and locations from which these gravestones come. It is amazing; we are all connected....all over the world and throughout time...in our common passage from life.

To read the original September 7, 2009 blog post about this art quilt and view the images that can be clicked on for enlargement, please click HERE!

(Above: Detail of A Bud on Earth, including the tiny artificial flowers collected recently from the cemetery dumpster. Below: Reverse of A Bud on Earth.)

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