Forest Spirit

Dimensions: 49 x 32 inches

Technique:  This piece is machine-quilted and the image has been created with thread only. 

Material:  100% cotton fabric, wool/polyester batting

Artist Statement:

The drawing of Forest Spirit was made while visiting Milford Sound in New Zealand. Milford Sound is in a rainforest which receives over 272 inches of rain/year. It is one of the wettest places in the world, very lush and beautiful with dozens of waterfalls cascading down the cliffs. 

One of the bewildering things to me is the fact that there is very little wildlife in this compact forest. Even though I was told this, I "knew" there were beings hidden among the shadows created by the dense undergrowth and I drew this image while we were there. It is my idea of the forest spirits that I could almost feel peering out of the depths of the vegetation.

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