Saturday, October 27, 2007

Vertigo

27" x 60"

The yellow bellied bird has a fear of heights and sits paralyzed below the sunflower seeds; a metaphor for the fear of success. A contrived and artificial path waits before him. If only he would realize that he has wings to fly...

This is the fourth in a series using real construction fencing as an embellishment in my quilts. (You can see the others by following this link to Plover Lover, Only One, and Balancing Act, you might have to scroll down a bit. ) You could call this art using trash, as I found the construction fencing blowing around in the street. None of the workers near by seemed to care that they were missing a piece of this lovely fencing blowing around, so I decided to make the world a prettier place, in more ways than one!

I am thrilled to say that I got the fat envelope from Houston. This means that it got juried into the show, which is an amazing thrill in and of itself. Even better was the next letter. It said that Vertigo had won a cash award. The awards ceremony is this Tuesday night. I can't stand the suspense!!

Yahoo!! Vertigo won second place!!
I am thrilled! If I hadn't already lost my voice, I would be definitely shouting from the roof tops! And our group quilt, Kiwi and Fuschia Meet for Mojitos, also won 2nd place! If you haven't seen it yet, scroll down a bit. You can see all the winners by clicking this link.





6 comments:

Caitlin O'Connor said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing it - from the small detail of quilting here, it looks beautifully textured and wonderfully achieved - as your work always is! Well done!

Deborah said...

Yippee! Congratulations. I can't wait to see it in Houston. And I hope I'll see you too. I won't be arriving until Friday.

Nellie's Needles said...

Kudos! on both quilts.

Helen said...

Congratulations, Kathy, on your win(s). Great quilt, lovely metaphor, great embellishment.

Margeeth said...

Congratulations!

ale balanzario said...

Congratulations!! this quilt is also beautiful, lots of meannings