Vera Holmgren, Art Quilt

Acorn/Ekollon 30 x 30 x 3,5 cm

Oak is a very characteristic tree and it has been worshipped and holy in Europe for centuries, oak leaves are still regarded as Badges of Honour. When I grew up my family lived in a house built on a slope of oaks and oak has always been a worshipped tree for me. Where I live today these trees are infrequently seen and when I find an acorn I love to put it in a tiny vase to see it grow. My acorn is a voice from the past to the present, growing in a transparent vase with a backing symbolizing timber.

Acorn is juried into SAQA Virtual Gallery – Plurality of Voices

Materials: Pieced strips of cotton, linen, silk. Machine stiched raw edge appliqués made from synthetic organza, homedyed silk and damask. Hand embroidery, machine quilted. Cotton batting, synthetic backing. Mounted on canvas.

Uppdaterad 2022-02-13