image of quilt titled "Underwater Reflection" by Janet Kurjan © 2004

Artist Statement: The colors of this piece make me feel like I'm underwater, looking up at the light streaming through.

Materials & Techniques:
Hand-dyed cotton fabrics, pieced, with free-motion quilting.

Dimensions: 40"W x 80"H

Artist Bio: Working in fiber provides me with the opportunity to play with color and to incorporate a textural element into my work. I am attracted to irregular patterns and find inspiration from primitive textiles and patterns from nature and architecture, such as the close-up view of a bird's wing, reflections in water, rock structures, a bamboo fence or a stone wall. I work improvisationally, letting the fabrics and colors lead me as I work.

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