Baobab Forest

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Dimensions:  24 x 105 inches

Technique:  hand dye-painted, machine quilted, whole cloth quilt 

Material:  100% cotton fabric, wool polyester batting

Artist Statement:
In July 2003, I dreamed Baobab Forest. Eight months later the artist statement also appeared in a dream. The word "forest" holds different connotations throughout the world. In North Carolina, one thinks of lush undergrowth and deep greens. In areas where the forest has been cut down or the desert has advanced, just seven trees together would be called a forest. We need to care for our natural resources so the word "forest" can depict once again the abundant greenery our forests once had.