Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ozark Life

Ozark Life. 14 X15. This was a challenge done by my small fiber art group. We meet once a month and explore different aspects of making art quilts. It was a photo challenge. The barn is an actual barn that exists here in the Ozarks. The setting is one that I created around it. You may notice that nothing in this setting is on level ground. That is because nothing in the Ozarks is level. We live in the foothills of the Boston Mountains that extend south into Arkansas. In the Spring of the year, pink and white Dogwood trees are in bloom throughout our region. They grow wild in the woods and fill the yards of our residential areas. This is just a fun piece, that expresses my appreciation for my home town. Elements have been cut from fabrics and fused to a cotton batting, before quilting. The cat is a purchased applique.