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 […]
This piece is the adult insect, in full flight toward the viewer. It is also a gaze of awareness. I looked to the luna moth for inspiration, who seems to be made of leaves and twigs. This piece began with one of my favourite disciplines: silk painted quilts. Finally with an excuse, I began collecting leaves and seeds. This was fall so I had a great colour selection to choose from. After cutting them to shape I applied a sealant […]
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, […]
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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.
Electric Trees Silk face, polyester interior and backing. Various threads including metallics. Each 12″ x 24″ © Allison Green 2013. Set of two stitch drawings with ink accents. Based on a transformer tower. Explores similarities between the natural world and the man-made. See how it was constructed. Previously displayed at M&T Deli in Fredericton, NB. #1 sold to private collection, #2 pricing available upon request.
Astral Ink Silk face, polyester interior, canvas backing. Various threads including metallics and variegated. 48″ x 36″. © Allison Green 2013. Silk painting with Procion dyes, free-motion quilting to within 1/2″. Designed after a photograph of ink swirling around with textile medium. This is a commentary on the mixing pot that is space, and the fluidity of time. See how it was constructed. Previously displayed at M&T Deli. Pricing available upon request.
The Cogs of Communication Gouache, vellum, tracing paper, newspapers, and dictionary pages. © Allison Green 2012. Paper quilt with symbols painted in gouache. The top layer (painted tracing paper) represents our initial form of written communication, symbology. Underneath this layer are dictionary pages, which display the next step, formal written language. The piece is then quilted with a wave stitch, showing our most recent development, wireless communication. Shown in Context/Texture at the NBCCD Gallery in 2012.
Here Be Monsters Cotton, gouache, textile medium. 48″ x 36″. © Allison Green 2012 Painted quilt featuring trapunto, appliqué, and free motion stitching. Inspired by a map of an area in Cape Breton where much of my family’s history played out. Created and sold at M&T Deli in Fredericton, NB.