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Artist Statement: Reflecting the stillness and isolation of a small village on Hokkaido Island in winter, this piece is my interpretation of an image described to me by my husband. A fresh snowfall blanketed the village with only the crested rooflines interrupting the sea of white.

Materials & Techniques: Dupioni silk (commercial and hand-dyed), commercial batik (back and binding), silk batting, #50 cotton thread (piecing), #100 silk thread (quilting), #100 silk thread with metallic filament (quilting). Machine foundation pieced on vellum, Machine appliquéd, Machine quilted.

Dimensions: 55"W x 55"H

Photographer: Cooper Atkinson