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Waves 1

Waves 1

Part of a series first shown at Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey, April to June 2015

Informed during my childhood on the North East coast and now the West coast where I live and sail, the inspiration for the ‘Waves’ series of hangings came from the tumbling, rolling and constantly reshaping moods of the sea; sometimes gentle, twinkling in sunlight, sometimes tumultuous and threatening.

  • 113cm x 53cm
  • Cotton
  • Sheer fabrics
  • Metallic fabrics
  • Painted
  • Stencilled
  • Transfer foil
  • Machine piecing
  • Machine quilted

We stand surrounded by the work of thieves

My response to greed and dishonesty found within the establishments of our society as exemplified by the banking crisis which lead to the financial crash and the expenses scandals within government.

It seems that these vices are always part of society and will never be controlled.

Cotton fabric, painted, printed, stencilled, applique, machine piecing, couched, free machine quilted.

  • 61cm x 122cm
  • Cotton
  • Painted
  • Printed
  • Stencilled
  • Applique
  • Machine pieceing
  • Couched
  • Free Machine quilted
Cross Purposes. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Cross Purposes

My response to hearing, via the news media, how much at cross-purposes are the actions of our various political and quasi-political bodies and how far we are from resolving most of the world’s problems and inequities. Everything in the quilt is at cross-purposes. Habotai silk. Various techniques used including painting, writing, couching, free-motion quilting and beading.

  • 118cm x 69cm
  • Painted
  • Writing
  • Couching
  • Habotai Silk
  • Free-motion quilting
  • Beading