Monday, December 17, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
#45. Granny and Kid on Safari. 68 x 68. American floral, African, Indian, Indonesian prints. 2018.10.28 1,000.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Yay, midwest fabrics! I came home from Hawaii to discover very heavy, full to the brim garbage bags. Thank You Sun Smith-Foret for gifting fabric pieces, Deanna Duft Frailey for schlepping them to my daughter Ellen's place in St. Louis, and Daniel (Ellen's 2nd cousin), for hauling them up to me in Oak Park.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
#44 'Eye of a Sea Turtle /Patriotic Fireworks' 2018.7 55x55 African, Tutuvi, Western and Hawaiian fabrics. 1,000.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
#40. 'Piko Baby Blanket One' 28 x 32 American prints, Aloha fabric printed in Japan. Given to Tina's Falin's baby Ginn on her 1st birthday. 9.20.2018
As a child I saw a movie that was set in turn of the century Africa; at one point of the story it showed the travelers unable to reach a safe enclosure by sundown start to desperately cut down thorny brush. They built a circle of thorns around their camp to protect themselves from wild animals that hunt at night; a ‘kraal’ (S. African). ‘Kraal’ can mean; a corral for livestock, a grouping of houses and family relations, or a wall of encircling thorns. In my weaving I imagine three sisters surrounded by a kraal; is it meant to protect them from harm, is it to prevent them from leaving, or does it just mean they are sisters and forever entangled?
On the reverse side of the weaving, the same triplets are covered in rain. Is it a nourishing blessing, or does it threaten to blot out their forms, or impede their goals?