This piece was inspired by a photograph of an old, rusty hitch. It was also a workshop project in monochromatic color schemes. I found myself thinking about all the activities, and busy-ness, we have been separated from during this Covid19 lockdown. I quilted the printed “leaf” designs in the background fabric as representing that “busy-ness.” I chorded hemp onto the “yucca” plant to give it greater depth. The end result is a combination of realism and what I like to call, “reductionism.”
The funds raised during this annual event, go to a wide variety of worthy SAQA efforts. SAQA works to send fabric art to galleries in the U.S. and around the world. Some exhibitions are juried, others are just to offer an opportunity for the world to see this marvelous expression of art. Each exhibit requires careful packing and repacking; storage; security; shipping; and so many details in volunteer and staff efforts. Like so many artistic fields, Covid has impacted SAQA’s ability to raise funds for all these necessary efforts.
Each week, the price of the donated, 12-inch square works will drop. So, keep your eye on something you like, and cross your fingers that it will still be available in the price you can afford. I hope someone will see value in donating something on “Unhitched.”