van Gogh Bubbles #1

Catalog number: 2012-0009

DESCRIPTION: This work began as a large scale literal copy of a van Gogh painting rendered in thickened dye on cotton. The finished piece features segments of that original painting set against a heavily marked shibori background. The juxtaposition of the strongly marked -- almost scarred -- background against the colorful, exuberant painting fragments echoes the contrast in the artist's life between the beauty of his work and the emotional turmoil that characterized his life.

SIZE: 21.5 w X 82 h (inches)

MATERIALS: Cotton broadcloth, Cotton muslin

MEDIA: Fiber reactive dye

TECHNIQUES: Bound resist, Stitching (machine piecing), Direct application of dye/paint, Immersion dyeing (full water)


11/6/2013, Exhibition, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA, Nov 6, 2013 - Jan 19, 2014

9/15/2013, Exhibition, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston IL, Sept 15 - Oct 15, 2013

11/26/2012, Juried into, ACN Interpretations

9/26/2012, Completed