Indian Gothic

Indian Gothic

32" x 36" Hand dyed and commercial cottons, beads, wooden bird Machine quilting, fused appliqué, trapunto, beading

Indian Gothic, Detail

Indian Gothic, Detail

Medieval City

Medieval City

57" x 31" Based on a 12th century woodcut of Prague. Hand dyed cottons, laces, silks, poly silks, etc. Soft edge machine appliqué, machine embroidery, embroidery on soluble fabric

Woodland Walks

Woodland Walks

72" x 48" Dyed cottons and silks Raw edge appliqué

Woodland Walks, Detail

Woodland Walks, Detail

Woodland Dreaming

Woodland Dreaming

24" x 14" Inspired by a black and white Art Deco image. Dyed cottons Machine appliqué

Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon

38" x 38" Dyed cottons, brocades, lamé Lightly padded dragon

Year of the Dragon, Detail

Year of the Dragon, Detail

Tropical Village

Tropical Village

52" x 52" Hand dyed and commercial cottons Fused machine appliqué, machine quilting

Room With a View

Room With a View

39" x 40" Hand dyed and commercial cottons Fused appliqué

Yellow Vase

Yellow Vase

32" x 29" Hand dyed and commercial fabrics – cotton, silk, organza, etc. Fused, scrunched and layered appliqué, machine quilting and embroidery, beading

Yellow Vase, Detail

Yellow Vase, Detail

Over Hill and Dale

Over Hill and Dale

40" x 26" Layered appliqué scene, machine quilting

Silk Road Stop A

Silk Road Stop A

58" x 45" Hand dyed and commercial fabrics (cotton, silk, lace, novelty fabrics), brass trinkets Soft edge and fused appliqué, machine quilting, dimensional work

Silk Road Stop B

Silk Road Stop B

58" x 45" Hand dyed and commercial fabrics (cotton, silk, lace, novelty fabrics), brass trinkets Soft edge and fused appliqué, machine quilting, dimensional work

Secluded Cove A

Secluded Cove A

31" x 24" Hand dyed cottons, silks, laces Machine quilting, snippet embroidery

Secluded Cove B

Secluded Cove B

31" x 24" Hand dyed cottons, silks, laces Machine quilting, snippet embroidery

Oasis

Oasis

18" x 24" Hand dyed cottons, wool and silk threads Machine appliqué, needle felting

Patriarch

Patriarch

17" x 19" Dimensional turban using handloom fabric Machine embroidery

Monsoon

Monsoon

24" x 28" Dyed cottons Tiny strips of fabric, machine stitched

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

33" x 29" Fused appliqué, machine quilting

The plainspoken, forthright appearance of a rural couple in Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic set me thinking about a quintessential Indian duo. Who better than the vegetable vendor on my street and the fisherwoman with her expertly balanced basket. The grace and colour of her accessories take away some of the drudgery of her life and his carefully arranged headload and practical plaid muffler are a statement of the hard work he puts into his life. All through a hot, sequined day under the Indian sun.