A photograph of a rusting bulldozer at the Cloverdale, Colorado mine, was enlarged and divided into four vertical pieces (Slices). Someone different then quilted each slice using whatever techniques they wanted to use. The four pieces were then hung together to reassemble the photo image.
Construction: Raw-edge applique using commercial cotton fabric; polyester batting; cotton, polyester and monofilament threads; fabric inks.
Designed (using the photo slice as inspiration), created and quilted in 2015 by Rhonda Denney.
Wording from the Intro sign at the show:
Artists: Rhonda Denney, Paula Ray, Mary Lou Giacamelli and Julie Stamper
Each slice is 9” x 20”. Overall 36” x 20”
The photo used for these images was taken at the Cloverale mine NW of Westcliffe, CO. The abandoned mine, long inactive, is home for equipment of various time periods decomposing next to the deserted buildings in the rocky, barren environment. The bulldozer was particularly interesting with its texture, lines and largess in comparison to the piles of other rusting old equipment parts strewn about. Photo taken by Paula Ray.
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