My work has changed from traditional quiltmaking to the avant-guarde during my 4 decade journey as an artist. I bring to life images that I see in my mind's eye - merging my passion for intense, vibrant color, texture and light with my love of fabric, threads, beads and quilting. Retirement this summer from university student services is bringing a creative wind of change to my life... join me on the new journey! Diane aka Didi
My latest quilt, "The Place We Cannot Breathe" will travel until 2019, with the SAQA show, H2OH! The exhibit is currently at The New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA. The show will run from July 11th to September 23rd, 2018.
Check out the NEQM website for more information. http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/exhibitionsevents.html Also for a look at each piece in the show, audio artist statements + more information on exhibit dates and other venues go to this link on the SAQA website https://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?cat=8&ec=2&ex=63
"The Place We Cannot Breathe" draws its inspiration from The Well of Grief, a poem, by David Whyte.
THE WELL OF GRIEF
Those who will not slip beneath
the still surface on the well of grief,
turning down through its black water
to the place we cannot breathe,
will never know the source from which we drink,
the secret water, cold and clear,
nor find in the darkness glimmering,
the small round coins,
thrown by those who wished for something else.
Quilt artists come to this medium from all different angles. In this video, made for the Illinois Quiltscape show at the McLean County Art Center in 2015, Diane and 2 quilting friends share their thoughts about quiltmaking.