measurements: 66.5 inches high x 53 inches wide (169 x 135 cm)
An original design inspired by the rural emptiness of the fields and sky of the artist's childhood and current daily surroundings. The drawing (above) done with French knots refers to the blackbirds that circle over the quiet roads. Bidwell Road connects Eastern Manitoulin to the centre of the Island.
Techniques include pieced half square triangles, reverse applique, tucks, and hand embroidery.
Quilted by hand.
October 2017: The Cloud in Me exhibition, David Kaye Gallery, Toronto
July 2018: In the Spirit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, Perivale Gallery, Manitoulin island. Until August 5.