Tuesday, October 10, 2006
I am going to Art Journey Retreat in March 2007, and this little quilt is for a pre-retreat, chunky book swap, using Lost Aussie rubber stamps. I really enjoy working with these stamps, partly because they are beautifully designed, deeply etched rubber; partly because many of the images started out as photos Marie takes right here in Albany.
I am contemplating adding some tabs to the right, but am just going to leave it be, and look at it, for a day.
I don't often explain my art, after all, art is what you see. But as I was playing with this one I was looking at the bare leafed tree - with just a hint that is would be new, and the peace message below - a little like a war memorial. I had been teaching the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in one class at school, and in another, the Vietnam war. This woman (Queen of Spades?) seems to be a little bit orienatal. With so much racism being expressed, I wanted to express hope for peace and forgiveness; for a new day, like those I see around me this spring.
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