Wednesday, November 05, 2014

quilts=art=quilts award winner

Canadian Pioneer, wool quilt (detail)
When I packed up Canadian Pioneer to ship to Quilts=Art=Quilts in Auburn, New York, I noticed something.
 
Those wool bundles that I had folded, tied onto the surface and then felted seem to resemble a bush of trees.  They make me think of the huge thick forests in Canada that seem to act as barriers to human interaction with the land.
Trees protect the land,  Maybe they hug it.
One of the jurors, Kathleen Loomis has written about this piece here.  She explains why it was given a first prize.  Further information about Canadian Pioneer is here in my New Work gallery.

14 comments:

Threadpainter said...

Congratulations Judy !
Some very lovely words written by Kathleen Loomis, too !
It is quite lovely and deserving.

Heather said...

Oh, fantastic! What a well-deserved first prize. A really stunning work of art. Congrats, Judy!

Margaret said...

Congratulations, Judy! It is such a very Canadian piece...living up to its name. Wonderful that it was recognized for what it is.

Velma Bolyard said...

excellent, judy, you must be very pleased! i'd love to see it.

Deb said...

It's beautiful.Congratulations.

Lesley Turner said...

What wonderful news. Congratulations

Mo Crow said...

the textures in this piece are wonderful Judy I can feel them through the ether!

lotta said...

Love this piece. So rich and intriguing. Congratulations!

Cris Winters said...

A wonderful piece, Judy! I was fortunate to attend the opening and I spent quite a bit of time in front it, exploring the textures and complexities. I think I would have hung it where it would have magnetically drawn me to it from a distance for its warm embrace. Now I will explore your website and blog to learn more about you and your beautiful work.

Debbie said...

Congratulations, what an amazing piece of work, from the sections in your photos it reminds me of aboriginal paintings.

Gail Baar said...

Congratulations!

April said...

go mom!

Montse Llamas said...

I am so happy with your well deserved success, Judy!

mansuetude said...

I feel it is Alive. Holy. Holds raptures
Unspeakable. Gardens.

Love.