Silk Mill #3
The third in a series based on the historic Ashley and Bailey Silk Mill, circa 1899, in Columbia, PA. It was abandoned in the 1970's, and had become a magnificent ruin, partially overtaken by vegetation. These images are from photographs I took at the beginning stages of a renovation that has turned a portion of the building into a tourist attraction.

Screen prints on cotton, digital images on silk, artist-painted and commercial silk, cotton and wool fabrics, machine stitching.
Size: 53"h x 60"w
Permanent Fine Art Collection, State Museum of Pennsylvania


Exhibit History

  • SAQA Journal, Feature Article Capturing the light, reflecting nature, Volume 29 No. 3, Fall 2019

  • Art of the State Purchase Award Collection, 1969-2017, October 2017 – February 2018, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

  • Machine Quilting Unlimited, Sept./Oct. 2015 Issue, feature article "Environmental Exploration".

  • American Quilter Magazine, March 2014 issue

  • Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2013, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. Winner of the Museum Purchase Award and part of the Permanent Collection of the State Museum of Pennsylvania

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