|Uncover, Recover, art quilt by Eileen Doughty|
Venues for TIQE 2012:
1) National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan City, Taiwan
August 11-September 7, 2012
|Rhapsody Watershed, art quilt by Eileen Doughty|
September 22- October 28, 2012
"Uncover, Recover" (diptych) portrays two scenes of the Mississippi River. In the far north, good management allows the river level to rise and fall naturally; but at its delta, all the problems upstream, flooding and loss of wetlands means erosion and polluted water. Both landscapes are beautiful -- on the surface. The minimalist materials and threadwork provide an elegant representation of water quality issues. Satin mimics the sheen of water.
"Rhapsody Watershed" depicts the run-off of rainwater in my suburban neighborhood, due to impermeable surfaces. Access to clean water will be one of the critical issues of this century, even more than access to energy resources. The open areas (containing only netting) symbolize the lack of rainwater retention, and the streams and pond are painted in gold to symbolize that water is precious.
Great Falls on the Potomac River is a national park in a large suburban area, where kayakers train for the Olympics, and visitors climb the rock cliffs or hike in the woods. A few people drown here every year, underestimating or not respecting the power of this wild river.
The Potomac River below Great Falls is close to Washington, DC, and to Eileen's home. "Below Great Falls" shows the beauty and wild power of this river.
|Below Great Falls, art quilt by Eileen Doughty|