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Quilt Rehab

I made this piece in 2008 and it was in a couple of shows. I named it Fragments of a Life. SAQA has a call for entries for a show titles “Layers of Memory”. I thought this piece might work for the show, but there were parts that I did not like.

Here is the original:

When I made it, I ended up filling areas with turquoise paint. I think I dripped some paint and just camouflaged it by adding more paint. I covered some of those areas with some discharged silk that worked with the palette and then collaged some old photos after I printed them on silk organza. I think it is meatier now. You can click on the image to see it larger.

It was good to get back into my studio after 5 days of a nasty virus. It was not easy, but I am glad I pushed myself to finish this.

2 Responses to “Quilt Rehab”

  1. jenclair says:

    The addition of the turquoise markings is great!

  2. Jeannie says:

    I really like this Gerrie. It is like looking at a page in an old album. I hope you have finally kicked that nasty virus, 5 days is long enough. Take care and have a good day.