Artwork by Margie Davidson

Ferns

Ferns

26" x 42" ©2008

Ferns are ancient plants. Alberta was historically an inland sea. Alberta’s economy is based on rich deposits of fossil fuels.When I chose the two hand painted fern fabrics, they seemed similar. As I worked on this piece, I discovered the contrasts: dark rich colours and fiery orange; solitary ferns and clusters; delicate organic shapes and the rigid rectangle format grid. How similar to life: full of juxtapositions and contrasts – yet stitched together to make a whole.Techniques: hand painted and sun printed fabrics

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