I used to tell Hollis she was the 'Madonna' ( as in the performing artitst) of Quilting... routinely exploring new approaches to her art form. While I see her continuing to stretch, she does likewise hold on to that close to her heart.. her message of equality.
This piece below explores thread work atop a hand dyed piece. It is called "Beyond" and educates the viewer on the effects of thread value, color and line. For me, as I see it, I am standing in darkness looking up through dark clouds in a night sky and into the moonlight beyond. You might see it differently but it's beautiful whatever the case. This was my most recent purchase ( perhaps my last) as I have abandoned the corporate world for the one of artistic expression... less money... more joy! ;-D
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Now, my final piece is the FIRST piece I bought. It is called "Color Cocktail" and hangs in my studio. The energy created with contrasting compliments fuel my own creative energy. I purchased this piece a mere 2 weeks after 9/11... at an independent study week Hollis organized near her home. I looked at it for days and finally could not stand it, asked it's price, and bought it. It was at this retreat, she was informed she'd won a major International Festival award for the infamous Blue Men piece. That major award turned out later to be the Best of Show. This piece is fairly large covering most of a wall and one created directly AFTER Blue Men which most would recall mostly monochromatic blue. Hollis said she NEEDED to work in color following that long period of mostly one color. Lucky for me!