I learn a lot every day. About how to be here/happy/human. I’d like to share and also to string words out of my head so I can knit them into something like a crash pad. And so maybe you can help me tie up the holes. Last year at life school we had visiting speakers. A couple of them, the lovely/articulate Yolande Clark and Danielle Hogan, were the first people to tell me how NOT balance work with life, but […]
All of our technology comes from nature. Not only did we creatures build it, but we would be silly to think we are inspired by something other than natural processes. The more we learn about how biology and biosphere work, the more our own advances look like an homage. My challenge is to show this back and forth in a collection of silk wall quilts. I will borrow inspiration from Saint John architecture, and unlike some of my previous quilts, […]
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Nubile Silk face and backing, cotton interior and thread. Sealed leaves, tree seeds, stone, and wool. 40″ x 8″ x 30″ © Allison Green 2013. The third piece in the Time Flies Collection, this shows the adult insect is in full flight toward the viewer. It also takes the form of a gaze of awareness. See how it was constructed, and the other items in the series: Nascent, Nymph, and Nesting. Exhibited with Foundation at the Saint John Arts Centre, […]
Categories: Quilting, Sculpture, Silk Painting, Stone/Plant/Textile, Textile, Textile Design • Tags: eye, fall, Insect, leaves, moth, plant, Quilt, quilting, seeds, silk, stitch, textiles, tree, wings
I like trees. They sound nice, feel nice, smell nice, act nice. They help me imagine nice things, like a world where all constructs are as self-sufficient and sturdy. A lot of my thoughts lately surround trees and their penchant for enlightening people. Last weekend was Harvest Jazz and Blues time in my city. The whole downtown turns into a festival. I spent the weekend silk painting and quilting in the midst of torrential rain, happy music-goers, and fire juggling […]
Timber Timbre Silk face, cotton interior, backing, and thread. 40″ x 30″ © Allison Green 2013. This piece was created outdoors during the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. It is our city at that time of year: giant trees by the water, compelled to movement by the downtown vibrations. See how it was made. Displayed and auctioned at Isaac’s Way, Fredericton, NB. Half of proceeds went toward children’s music lessons.
Flux Silk face, cotton interior, backing, and thread. 45 x 45 in © Allison Green 2013. Circuit board silk painting with free-motion quilting. Inspired by the innards of an old laptop. See the work in progress. Created on site at The Eager Clothsmith, Barracks Fine Craft Shop, Fredericton, NB. Sold to private collection.
A couple of weeks back I completed a set of thin, elegant quilts. They were an experiment in a number of different techniques, mainly the idea of letting the stitches do the talking. I started out by dyeing my silk with a mottled silvery colour. Using two pictures of a transformer tower taken in uptown Fredericton, I traced the image on with disappearing ink. I then stitched over the lines, mostly with shades of purple. The plan was to use […]
Whoever said you need to relax over March break has never spent any time in the window of M&T Deli. A week on a sidewalk in the sun, getting comfy with a space heater and dye all over my hands; that was the only refresher I needed. I love the waving patrons and the confused children. “Why is she up there Mommy? Is she famous?” They really know how to make a girl feel special. Not famous just yet, but […]