As a school child, I was encouraged to join the ‘John Gould Bird League’, and as a result I grew in my awareness and appreciation of birds.
It is appropriate that these beautiful jewel-like birds carry the name of this amazing and influential naturalist.
Gouldian finches are indeed a kaleidoscope of living colour!
Techniques & Materials: Pieced background overlaid with raw-edge applique.
Free-motioned quilted with rayon thread on a domestic machine.
Mostly hand dyed and ‘surface enhanced’ fabrics, including the use of thermofax stencils and a small amount of fabric paint.
This exhibition, curated by Brenda Gail Smith, will be travelling to places in Australia, New Zealand, France and USA. For more details look up the ‘Living Colour’ website.
A beautifully presented small format catalogue is available on Amazon displaying all 32 quilts and artists statements.