Rhonda Denney - The Magical Flute

The Magical Flute 42” x 30” Fiber Art 2015.

Price: $3,000

Shakespeare-inspired Puck is playing his magical flute to entertain his woodland friends.

Construction: Turned- and Raw-edge applique using commercial cotton fabric; polyester batting; cotton, polyester and monofilament threads; fabric inks and pigments.

The design was cut from a single piece of black fabric and mounted on a white background. My biggest challenge was machine quilting this project.  The contrast of the black and white was so intense that I had to take many breaks to let my eyes rest!

Construction: Raw-edge applique using commercial cotton fabrics; cotton batting: cotton threads.

Designed (using a photo as inspiration), created and quilted by Rhonda Denney.

Animals use their sight to survive, to find food or avoid becoming food.    

Martin Buber said, “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”  To me animal eyes are a large part of their distinctiveness and character.  I love the challenge of recreating that in my art.