One of my art quilts, Ghost Trees, is on exhibit at the Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2016 from April 30 – May 29 at the National Tainan Living Art Center,Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China.
According to the United Nations Forum on Forests, global forest deforestation has caused ecosystem degradation, resulting in the increasing threat of greenhouse gas emissions and species extinction at an alarming rate. Artists were invited to address global environmental issues in their works, exploring creativity from life and humanity, sowing seeds of hope for the restoration of Earth’s ecology.
I am honored that Ghost Trees was selected for the exhibition. It is the second time that one of my art quilts has been in a TAQS exhibition. I actually set this exhibition as a goal for myself when the exhibit theme was announced. I knew I would be extremely limited last year in studio time and the theme for this exhibit resonated deeply with me, so I decided to focus on creating a piece to enter in this exhibit.
The ‘ghost trees’ in the piece were created by couching torn paper with an underlay of roving by hand to a background. A piece of my hand-dyed fabric formed the background. The tree stumps were fused and the entire piece was machine quilted before the couching.
The Taiwan exhibition is biennial and I would encourage you to watch for the next Call for Entry. I have been extremely impressed with the professionalism of the organization in dealing with an international exhibit.