Working once again with paints and fabric, this quilt was created as an escape from our summer heat. Being a quieter time of the year with minimal commitments, I took the opportunity to learn how to use a Riso screen. I included my first attempt in this quilt – a photo I took near Arkaroola was used to screen print the image. Can you pick it?
Creating this piece aroused memories of flying over outback Australia, which occurred quite regularly during my earlier life living in Adelaide S.A.
Interestingly, my friends all “see” something different from its imagery. No surprises though that many thought of an aerial perspective, or viewing a map. During the time I made this quilt, I was reading about the Flinders Ranges and once again was struck by the ruggedness of its rocky backdrop formed millions of years ago, its particular vegetation suitable for dry climates, and its people of the land.