"After the Ice"
The sense of scale and the grand swathe of the landscape are there and man's insignificance.
Craggy and raw, the fabrics and stitching convert the rugged nature of this area.
This whole cloth piece showcases the folded, stretched rock formations of the Sierra Nevada so well I almost felt I could touch the rough, hard surface.
I am not usually drawn to the representational or pictorial in quilts but was persuaded by this exhibition that, in the right hands, it works. I am now even more keen to revisit the western USA again and add in areas I have still to see for the first time. I know I won't make work in this genre but have so enjoyed seeing these pieces.