|Liz Piatt, Ocean Life, 46" x 42" NFS|
Liz wrote this in her statement about this piece: "When one swims in the ocean off Oahu, Hawaii, there is indeed 'Water, Water, Everywhere.' On out last dive there, my daughter and I were thrilled to see both an octopus and a spotted Eagle Ray. Of course I had to remember this with a quilt."
The quilt is balanced, yet has a great sense of rhythm. Her workmanship is absolutely fantastic. The limited palette is arresting. I love the reds, blacksn and the blue is a nice counterpoint.
|Liz Piatt, Ocean Life, detail|
|Liz Piatt, Ocean Life, detail.|
While I don't ordinarily like using machine embroidery, Liz has used it well in the mariner's compass and the seashell. I don't know if she digitized them herself or if they were programed by someone else.
You can see here that she also used satin stitch or machine embroidery to make the octopus' eyes.
I'm sorry that this isn't a better photograph, but I was trying to show you all the hand stitching. The stitching on the fins and the quilting is all done by hand.
It's just a great piece!