Childhood Garden (detail)

 

This piece is the second in a series of dream-like memories from my early childhood.
I loved my mother’s garden, which was surrounded by a low picket fence.  The asparagus always arrived first, followed by rhubarb & peonies.
Finally, the garden plot was over-seeded with zinnias, which grew alongside the tomatoes for the remainder of the summer.  I created this piece to remember the colors & textures of that small, but important, part of my childhood.
  
Materials:  Cotton, silk organza, silk habotai, and lutrador, all hand-dyed and painted by the artist.  Imagery was created by the artist and screen-printed with acrylic textile paint.  Machine quilted with polyesther and monofilament thread.

 

Dimensions:  18 ¾” wide by 27” long

 

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