Maelstrom – a New Work


This detail of a new quilt, “Maelstrom” , which I took, is closer to the true dark green base colour than appears in the full image taken by Eduardo Baldizan my photographer here, in different lighting conditions.


dimensions 50″ x 140″h

 4″ squares with pieced inserts at various angles form the image of a superstorm.  The Earth is represented by the green base fabric.  The huge variety of colours translates into the gathering swirl of  information, problems and expert opinions on what needs to be done to help the world deal with and adapt to the changes now taking place at an accelerating rate.  Red is a colour warning of danger, hence my choice for the hand quilted grid pattern.

“Maelstrom” is my contribution to an exhibition ” A Change in The Weather” by members of a small group of Australian-New Zealand group of art quilters.  The exhibition of original quilted textiles with a theme of global climate change, opens in Wellington at the MINERVA Gallery on June 6th and going on to Christchurch,and possibly other places after that.

2 Responses to “Maelstrom – a New Work”

  1. JJ says:

    I love this quilt, it certainly is beautiful and also evokes turbulent weather.


  2. Alison says:

    Thankyou JJ – since this is purpose-made and does not have to go through a juried stage, I think it OK to post the completed work now – many of my readers will never get to see it in New Zealand or where ever it may go after that.

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