Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Sea Lion, Lake Superior

This landscape quilt is of a beautiful wild spot on the north shore of Lake Superior in Ontario, near Silver Islet. I took the photograph by hanging onto the tree with one arm and leaning out over the cliff. The Sea Lion is a rock outcrop battered by the tremendous waves of the lake, and it takes a bit of a hike along a narrow path to get to it.

I used upholstery samples sewn to a foundation for the strips. The spruce tree branches are fused, and there are dry brush acrylic paint waves at the base of the Sea Lion.

I gave the quilt to a friend who loved to cross-country ski nearby.

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