Tuesday, January 19, 2016
While contemplating this work, my father was slowly dying, "unmasking." He became emaciated and covered with sores. There he is, along the right side of the quilt. To me, this is the most frightening image of all. If we face our fears, do we have no more nightmares?
This quilt will be a part of the Culture Bridge exhibit at Dank Haus, 4740 North Western, Chicago, Il. opening Feb. 20, through March 19, 2016. I will be teaching bookmaking, puppet-making, and other art classes there on Saturday afternoons coincidental with the exhibit.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
This is a quilt I made many years ago that has recently been getting renewed recognition. It shows various regional costumes and traditional embroideries of Poland. At the center is the Polish eagle, below it is a character called "Lajkonik," from an ancient holiday. The background of red and white triangles was adapted from a Polish Easter egg. The quilt is completely hand sewn and embroidered, was shown all over the U.S.A., and has won several awards.