Strata

Finally, I’m posting some quilting. These two pieces were made for a “Seeing Red” challenge put forth by the Scrapbaggers, a small art quilting group in Connecticut. The rules are that each piece must be 24″x24″ and be at least 50% red. Challenge works by the group will be shown at the Newtown Library starting September 5 through early October.

The first piece, Strata was inspired by the red rock layers found in the Southwestern United States canyons and by aquifers trapped deep below the surface. The warm reds contrast with the cool blues to lend refreshment to a hot and dry landscape.

The second piece, Reservoir was inspired by red rock canyon walls and Lake Mead. The textures in the rock layers hint at ancient histories when the strata were laid down and at ensuing upheavals and erosion.

Both pieces come from memories of our weeks spent at the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyon Lands. I have loved these landscapes since I first saw them as a teenager. Several summers ago my family and I fulfilled my life long dream to hike in these beautiful places. I’ll never forget the beauty and grandeur that we experienced.

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3 Responses to “Strata”


  1. 1 Ellen August 29, 2008 at 7:42 am

    and the OTHER experiences… 🙂

  2. 2 Norma August 31, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Lynne, These look beautiful! I didn’t see the second one finished. It’s great and they photograph so well.

  3. 3 adultfrinendfinder November 27, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Excellent site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to several buddies ans also sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thank you for your effort!


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