Artwork: Water = Life
Water = Life
From the series “Seeing Visions, Dreaming Dreams, Praying Prayers”
23 in (l) x 29 in (w)
2 panels, hung ½ inch apart
Materials: Commercial cotton, sheers (organza, tulle, net), nylon lining, metallic silk, metallic cording and thread, Tyvek, pewter, fresh water pearls, abalone shell and semi-precious stones, sequin waste,
embossing powder and mica flakes, glass beads, acrylic paints; mounted onto a fabric wrapped wooden frame
Techniques: Machine quilted; Relief painting; Thermo-fabrication (heat applied); Free motion stitching (Non-digitized machine embroidery); Encasement; Couching; Bobbin stitching; Hand beading
Before there was anything – light, sun or moon, earth, plants, living creatures – there was water. Our understanding of God is completely submerged in water… birth, purification, deliverance, blessings.
Having created the earth out of water, and the sky in the midst of waters, and calling forth living creatures out of water, we continue to be bathed by our Creator’s loving care.