My inspiration for this quilt was a photograph of a black Angus calf on my family ranch.
As I digitally manipulated and painted the image, it occurred to me that I had made a genetically (digitally) modified organism. Traces of the original was apparent, but it was now its' own unique creature.
40” x 40”
Architecture of Trees
Icons In Blue
To describe myself in icons, I first selected a sparrow. I am quiet and independent; don’t try to cage me or clip my wings. You will find symbols to represent my artistic tools such as sewing machines, thread and paint brushes. Before anything else, I am an artist.
A cow is shown to represent my life as a child growing up on a farm. Cows occasionally show up in my artwork giving a nod to a simpler time. Home and family are represented with a special emphasis on the nurturing of the young. A respect for the natural world represented by a tree. Finally, there is a yin yang symbol which speaks to the struggle to find balance in all that I am and strive to become.