Just finished this last night. "Aged Jewel"
The inspiration for this art quilt was from a photo that I took in DC over the summer. (My
sister Mara, was VERY patient as I stopped to take a million photos.) When we went into DC to visit some art galleries and museums this tree was set back off the path between the National Art Gallery and Smithsonian Institute (the original building that was once and artist in residence). The tree is small in stature, I got up close to see if I could get come of the definition in the limbs. Not sure the type of tree it looked like one of those bonsai trees but that's probably not was it is.
Aged Jewel is part of my color and composition studies this tree was created in vertical composition with complimentary color scheme. I fell in love with the fabrics used in this piece! The hand is soft like silk, however the visual texture of the fabric is a rough tweed. From the Robert Kaufman Quilter's Tweed Screen Print Collection.
Original photo I took with IPhone in DC.