The Web of Life
Materials: fabrics, ink
Technique: cut-paper lettering design, calligraphy, machine appliqué, hand quilting, sewing
Size: 50 x 70 cm
Description: The Web of Life is a delicate balance of interconnections and dependencies. The black and white represent the extreme diversity of life forms on our planet. Yet, if we learn to respect and appreciate these differences, we can all cooperate to live in peaceful harmony and avoid global chaos.
The central motif is a design based on the words “WEB OF LIFE”. This was cut from black fabric patterned with white spiders’ webs. I created a ‘reverse’ fabric by copying the spider-web pattern, interspersed with words indicating the interdependence of the natural world. On white fabric, I hand-lettered quotes about conservation and the balance of nature. All these fabrics were pieced as a series of borders around the central motif. This was then quilted in transparent shiny thread in a spider’s web design.