Made by Marion

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

This flower was made after I had seen a reporter in Afghanistan standing in a pile of rubble and talking about something or other and there by his feet was this bright red flower. It was impossible to see what it was but it was, for me, a sumbol of hope in those dark times. It still is. The stitching in the background symbolises the barbed wire and barriers and all the destruction of wars. I dyed the wool background with native Australian plants and it was clamped with bulldog clips. The flower is sateen and the stem is noil silk.


At 10:37 am, Blogger Terri said...

This is one of my favourites from your flower series. I think you captured the feelings and intent of the piece very well. It is a very evocative piece.

At 12:04 pm, Blogger Jen said...

Hi Marion,

Love this quilt - the background is quite superb and the stitching represents wire very well. Something very Western Front - ish about it too (Flanders Poppies).


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