Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Pelican is Finished!



"When Will We Ever Learn: Gulf Coast, Summer 2010"
31" x 42"

Hand-dyed cottons, cotton threads, wool batt, oil paint sticks

This was created for Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists' show, "Turning Point."   Works will be displayed from January 17 through April 3, 2011,  in Gallery 1 at the Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street,  Madison, Wisconsin.  

While watching the horror in the gulf coast unfold this summer, I was devastated by the pictures of the oil-soaked wildlife struggling to survive.  I hope this disaster will be a turning point for us and lead to more responsible use and stewardship of our natural resources.

12 comments:

Karen said...

....beautiful!

Bunny said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am amazed at your work it is gorgeous. Wish I could see it up close your work is wonderful.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Wonderful!

Jan said...

Turned out great, karen. Poor thing, barely hanging on, isn't it. At least this one will live forever now, in your art. Colors are wonderful.

Beth said...

I want to see it in person... Study it up close, see the sea, the sky and the stitching on the pelican....

I love it, but I think I said that from the back too.

quilthexle said...

What a colourful, wonderful, lively way of telling your opinion. WOW !!!

Karen M said...

Absolutely stunnning!

Robbie said...

Karen, this piece turned out just wonderful! It's for sure one of my favorite of your pieces!

Chris said...

Beautiful, and full of meaning.

Quilt Rat said...

Wonderful........both the work itself and the interpretation. Bravo!!!!

Michele at Sweet Leaf said...

Nice job! Poor thing. What's an oil-soaked Pelican to do?

Ruth said...

Gorgeous!