Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Quiltmaker and her Granddaughter
Fiber Art Dolls& Mixed Media Installation
15” x 15” x 19” (cloth, paperclay, wire armature, wood, raffia)
My Grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude James, made her transition from this world in 1989 at the age of 92. I was privileged to have her presence at my birth, and to be by her side in her last moments on this earth. In between, she gave many gifts. Among them: how to help things grow, how to cook, a love of old time gospel hymns, common sense (although not always evident in my behavior) and how to make art from scraps of cloth.
24" Cloth/handdyed; paperclay; wire armature; mixed media
Don't Explain/Blues People Series
20" cloth/handdyed; paperclay
Blues Spirit/Blues People Series
Blues Meditation/Blues People Series
12" Cloth; Paperclay
Naked. 24" cloth, paperclay, wire armature.