Cabbage Coral #5

Dimensions:  20 x 48 inches

Technique:  hand dye-painted, machine quilted

Material:  100% cotton fabric, cotton/polyester batting

Artist Statement:   During the last years I lived in Africa, I could see the ocean from my studio window. When I started noticing how many water related dreams and drawing ideas kept surfacing, I realized how living by the ocean for the first time was affecting my work. 

I became increasingly intrigued by the contrasts between the often rough and wild surface of the ocean and the beauty and serenity of the underwater world.  I decided to make a series of underwater quilts to translate these feelings and emotions into my art.

I love the graphics of the giant clam and made up the colors to suit what I thought it should look like.

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