The Vanishing

The first thing that leapt to mind when thinking about irreversibility was the havoc that climate change is wreaking on our vulnerable wetlands.

Areas that were teeming with all forms of life just a few years ago have been subjected to new extremes of weather and temperature, and now contain a fraction of the flora and fauna that formerly made their homes there.

I began this project with a piece of silk that I had printed in very subtle colors-

It was stitched around the shaded areas to accentuate the appearance of an aerial view of a lifeless swamp.

after stitching, I applied layers of color over the stitching lines.

straight lines of quilting were used in the outer areas to like dry cracked mud, and the inner areas were painted with a bilious green combination.

The Vanishing, 36x24"

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