Monday, August 21, 2006
Global Warning". 30x30in. After seeing thedevastation of a tornado on the Saw Mill Parkway, watching Al Gore's movie. "An InconvenientTruth" and freaking out about the hurricanes and Katrina, plus the energy crisis, this quilt jumped into mystudio.I used a piece of fabric which I'dsoy wax-batiked and dyed in a weekend retreat with Melanie Testa andElizabeth Poole, and some spiral quilt blocks to represent tornados andhurricanes, but it needed something.My friend Jill's husband gifted me with a human skull he had acquired in medschool, which he decided he didn't want any more. As it is illegal to sellskulls ( apparently), I was thrilled to take it home. I wrapped it inclothes and carefull packed it into my carry-on luggage ( this was Aug 1st,well before the current restrictions, luckily). The face of the cute guybehind the xray scanner was hilarious to watch--his eyes widened as heasked, in hushed tones: "Is that a real human skull!?!" I looked him in theeye and said "Yes; it's ok: I'm a doctor, it is for teaching ".He let methrough without protest.The image of Mr. Skull was exactly what I needed for this piece, so I photographed him and projected the image onto the quilt top.He is quilted in black thread..