Monoprinted, fabric-painted, whole-cloth cotton
quilt with commercial cotton binding, glass beads, pearl cotton, fun
fur, emu feathers (courtesy of Gus) machine thread painted and quilted,
25”w X 25”h
spring © 2006
Inspiration came to me around the time of
my birthday. It was brought on by the realization of another year having
come and gone so quickly.
Moths flutter around in a flame to the point of their demise. Humans, like the
moths flutter around busily doing their lives. They are mesmerized by the dance
of the day with the flames of time hot on their heels.
Do the dance that feeds your soul,
Light the way, make time for play,
Open your wings and fly!
This is my interpretation of the Polyphemus Moth
(Antheraea polyphemus) dancing in the light. You can find these large moths (adults
10-12cm) in our area, though they are not that common. They are, in fact, close
to extinction because of circling too many street lights in urban areas.
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (2008), Kitchener-Waterloo
Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
Illumination (2006), Kariton House Gallery,