When visiting my mother we would often go to a restaurant called Insalata, housed in a building that had been a bank when I was a child. The chef/owner met the challenge of the enormous ceilings by commissioning oversized artwork of fruits and vegetables scaled to fit the soaring walls. I loved the persimmons, especially, and remembered it as I made another quilt in my tomatoes series. As I worked on these salad ingredients, I recalled the flavors of our food and the company of my mother and her friends as we lunched there.
Materials: Artist dyed and painted fabrics, commercial batiks, poly-wool blend batting, textile paint, Mistyfuse, crisp interfacing, Superior Threads 40-wt poly and 60-wt poly thread, raffia.
Techniques: Dyeing and painting fabric. Fused collage. Intensely machine quilted.
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Sarah Ann Smith
Hope, Maine 04847 USA