Commercial cotton colored with pastels and fabric paint; glass beads; pearl
throwsters silk waste; machine and hand appliquéd; machine
pieced and quilted
23”w X 21”h
Canadian Expressions, Fibre
Arts Network at Quiltfest (2008), Association of Pacific Northwest
Quilters, Seattle, WA
Family roots run deep like those holding down the
biggest of trees. These roots
keep us sturdy and grounded. Most of us dearly want to maintain those
help us expand, grow and have that special ambiance of kinship. Often
in a country as big as Canada families must live out their lives with
many miles in between.
Time takes this physicality of distance and creates another type of distance
overshadowing our kinship. Those families who have had to live apart
need a helping
and nurturing spirit like that of the Raven to intervene. Legend has
it that Raven
does as he does to ensure the happiness of others. Raven is a life giving,
force, needed when families forget the importance of each member in keeping
special feeling glowing.
Here is that embodiment of that healing - Raven.