I am frequently drawn to take a closer look at plants that are classified as common weeds. Prickly Sow Thistle is indeed quite prickly, but it is also a colonizer on disturbed ground, helping to prevent soil runoff, and the seeds are a favorite of finches.
Cyanotypes on cotton, heliographic print on cotton, artist-painted and commercial fabric, machine stitching.
Size: 43"h x 50"w
For Sale: $4,400
"Flora and Fauna", solo show, 2010, PA Arts Experience Gallery, Lancaster, PA
International Quilt Festival/Houston, 2009, Houston, TX International Quilt Festival/Long Beach, 2009 Long Beach, CA Celebrate Spring, International Quilt Festival/Chicago, 2009, Rosemont, IL
Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2008, Santa Clara, CA
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, 2007, Harrisburg PA special exhibit "River Visions"