Washington State Historical Museum
April 16 – August 21, 2016
What a great way to spend some time with your visiting family and friends in Tacoma. Three major museums in arms length: the Tacoma Art Museum, the Glass Museum and the Washington State History Museum.
The new exhibit at the WSHM just opened last weekend. The Seattle based Contemporary ArtQuilt Association (CQA) is celebrating it’s 30 years of existence: 37 juried Artists show 69 pieces of work, beautifully arranged, nicely lit and very accessible! You are in for more than a good piece of Washingtonian history in this grand building.
Here is a review by the Tacoma newpaper thenewstribune.com
Plan ahead and park your car just off the freeway I-5 at the Park&Ride next to the Tacoma Dome. Hop on the FREE lightrail to access all of down town Tacoma. But wait, there is even more… if you walk a few more steps, there is a Children’s Museum at the corner of the next block, and on Broadway are many galleries. Of course, plenty of options for lunch or dinner are all in walking distance.
On the walls within the exhibit are 4 of my pieces.
Golden Ratio II and Golden Ratio (detail below) are a visual representations of the Fibonacci Principle: “In the arts and mathematics, the Golden Ratio is a geometrical proportion based on a specific ratio, whereby the whole (i.e. the sum of the two parts) is to the larger part as the larger part is to the smaller part. 1:1:2:3:5:8:13:21:34:55:89:144 . . .”
April 16, 2007, I woke up to the news from shootings at a college. As the day unfolded, more dreadful news from Virginia Tech came in.
This is my visual of thirty-two completely innocent people who have lost their lives that day.
Detail of the hand stitiching.
Materials & Techniques: Silk frame in colors of VT.
The center is a piece of solid black Kona cotton, folded clamped discharged, hand embroidered and quilted with wool thread.
Detail of Moor :: Heather
Blooming heather in masses is one of the most intense experiences in a wetland or moor. Growing up in Germany, visiting the Lüneburger Heide left me with a deep memory of that color. Today, most of these landscapes are endangered, and will need much awareness and protection.
Materials & Technique: Hand-dyed cotton (by the artist), Dupioni silk, commercial cotton.
Pieced by machine, facing applied & quilted with domestic sewing machine.