Mystery Fern
This work is meant to evoke a long summertime walk in the deep green woods, where countless natural wonders and mysteries abound. The ID of the fern eluded me at first, but I have since identified it as sensitive fern, Onoclea sensibilis.

Cyanotypes on silk, heliographic prints on silk and hemp/silk, artist-painted and commercial silks and cottons, machine stitching.
Size: 55"h x 72"w
For Sale: $8,200


Current Exhibit

  • Flora, Fauna and Flow, solo show of 30 art quilts, October 3 - December 31, 2017, Olewine Gallery, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Millersburg, PA

Exhibit History

  • "Nature Quilts", solo show, Isadore Gallery, 2009, Lancaster, PA
  • Sacred Threads, 2009, Reynoldsburg, OH
  • Quilter's Heritage Celebration, 2009, Lancaster, PA
  • Images 2008, Robeson Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, Viewer's Choice Award
  • The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, 2008, Hampton, VA
  • Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, 2007, Harrisburg PA special exhibit "River Visions"

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