The collaborative piece, Archeological Dig: The Vessel, will debut in its first show at the QuiltWorks Gallery’s “November Inspirations: Small Quilt Show” opening on the November First Friday Art Walk on 11/6/2015.
Tierney Davis Hogan designed and pieced this art quilt using recycled silk garment manufacturing samples set in a tonal variegated burnt orange cotton background. Betty Anne Guadalupe creatively quilted the piece to give the background strong dimension and depth.
Originally the piece was titled: “Floating Vessel”, but Tierney was inspired by a comment from a friend that the piece looked like “something found during an archeological dig”. Inspired by the thought of the quilt representing something ancient that was unearthed, Tierney renamed the piece “Archeological Dig: The Vessel” and revised her Artist Statement on the piece:
In this collaborative piece, I (Tierney Davis Hogan) wanted to create an art quilt that represents the human experience as interconnected but solitary vessels moving through time and place. I pieced recycled silks to float in a tonal variegated cotton background. Betty Anne Guadalupe quilted this piece to elicit the feel of something old, discovered deep in the earth, as during an archeological dig. The iridescence in the piece reflect the light that shines within each of us, growing brighter as we share our collective experiences.