Sunday, August 3, 2014

"A Queue for Democracy"

The International Quilt Convention In South Africa is now over.  Although I wasn't able to attend, I'm forever grateful to my fellow artists who shared their experiences of the event through pictures and stories shared on Facebook. Thank you! I got a wonderful sense of the exhibit and the spirit of their time there in that beautiful country. Fantastic! Now that IQCA exhibit has closed,  I'm able to share photo details of my submission to the "Consciousness of the Human Spirit" The Life of Nelson Mandela exhibit.  My quilt is titled  "A Queue for Democracy". 

Here's my statement for the art work:

"There was power at the ballot box at the first Democratic election 20 years ago this April. South Africans of all backgrounds lined up all over the country to cast their vote for Nelson "Madiba" Mandela. This quilt inspired by the photography of Peter Turnley."
 

"First Kiss"

"First Kiss"
Innocence

Cheetah Girl

Cheetah Girl
QA Reader Challenge "Inner Animal"

Freida

Freida
I just love Freida Kahlo!

"Hello down there!"

"Hello down there!"
Rare find of shrimp like creature in a iceshaft in Anartica

Kiss of a Rose

Kiss of a Rose
Quilt Visions "Fantasy Flowers" Challlenge

Swept Away

Swept Away
Another quilted portrait

Quilted Denim Jacket

Quilted Denim Jacket
Close up of Shaunna's quilted photo

King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle
Watercolor rendition of a photo of a lion I took while in Africa

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge
Couldn't resist posting this water color work of an elephant on safari

Leopard at night

Leopard at night
Another watercolor

Geronimo

Geronimo
My quilted rendition of the proud Apache leader

Something to think about....

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"



Pablo Picasso