Thursday, July 2, 2009

"What You Can Do to Save the Planet" on exhibit in the DVAC Annual Members' Show

"What You Can Do to Save the Planet," 18" x 12", made by Pam Geisel, June 2009

I made this piece for the DVAC Member's Show this year. The theme is "Green" so I used green fabric and also a green theme.

I made five 6" x 4" quilted postcards with raw edge images related to being good to the environment and then four triangular shaped pieces and used a zigzag stitch to hold them all together.

The center piece featured the globe as a heart shape on a background with stars in a purple sky.

One of the things that is good for the planet is only using a car and fossil fuels for necessary trips and walking or riding a bike when possible.

Make your flowers (and worms) happy by composting your kitchen and yard waste.

Hang your laundry out to dry in the sunshine. Most quilts usually dry quickly on the line.

Eat more veggies. And if you can't grow your own then buy local and organic foods.

Because the pieces were on a stiff innerfacing, I didn't need a rod to hold it flat. Instead I upcycled a hanger. The green pieces are fabric sewn over the hanger to hold it.

You can click on any of the photos to see them larger.

This piece is on exhibit at the Dayton Visual Art Center's 18th Annual Member's Show from July 3 through August 20. DVAC is located at 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton, Ohio and is open Tues.-Sat. from 11 am to 6 pm. An artist reception will be held on Fri., July 3 from 5-10 pm.

1 comment:

Cathie said...

This piece is amazing. Not only is it visually appealing in every way - but it sends a special message. Don't you just love that?