Ankh - The Circle of Life
Materials: various fabrics, gold charm
Technique: cut-paper lettering design, machine appliqué, machine quilting
Size: 58 x 58 cm
Description: This wall hanging was made in response to a challenge to use the Egyptian fabric, combined with others of our own choice. I decided to use the Egyptian hieroglyph for eternity as the basis for my design. Hieroglyphs were the symbols used in Egyptian writings, and although not strictly ‘letters of the alphabet’, I still feel a strong attachment to them!
I have repeated the Ankh design in a circular pattern, and small ankhs are quilted in various places in the design. The background fabric represents the starry night of eternity. A small golden ankh is attached in the centre of the quilt.
Exhibited in the Qld Quilters Challenge and in my “Designing with Letters” presentation at the Brisbane Art & Craft Fair in 1998.in 1998.
Exhibited in “Fibres ’n’ Threads” at Pine Rivers Regional Gallery in 2002 and in “An Evening of Art” in Brisbane in 2003.
Displayed in my solo exhibitions “Colourful Language” at Gallery 119 in 2004 and at Gallery 159 in 2007.
Printed in “Textile Fibre Forum” in 2007.
Displayed at Scattered Arts in 2008.