Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Just Dance

Just Dance
27 ½” X 24 ¼”
October 30, 2005

While traveling through Pennsylvania, we stopped and walked a section of the old Delaware & Hudson Canal System. As I turned one bend, I came across what looked like two trees dipping their branches down into the water, and, as a pair, they were dancing. My imagination ran wild, as I contemplated these two trees, oblivious to the decaying structures that used to support the canal, just playing in the current and enjoying the moment.

Here is my adaptation of that image in quilt art form. This is my cancer survival piece, as I now ignore the changes that have taken place on and in my body, and enjoy the present.
Just Dance.

Techniques and Materials: Commercial and hand dyed cottons, silks, and synthetics. Raw edge appliqué, paint, thread embroidery, and free motion quilting.