Blue and Gold, 10.5 x 16"
When I think about landscapes, I always always always think of the beautiful wide open spaces and stunning vistas across the great state of Kansas. Particularly golden wheat waving in the breeze.
Taking that as inspiration, I put together several bits of fabric thinking carefully about how the colors of the wheat and the sky change and what I might see on the horizon and in the foreground.
I added lots of machine stitching leaving the ends of the "wheat" stitching loose and fraying. A bit of paint suggests clouds.
I can totally imagine using this same process for other landscapes... shore line, desert, even cityscape.
The title is a bit of an inside joke --- we're living here near Annapolis, Maryland where my husband loves to wear "blue and gold" the colors of the Naval Academy. I created this piece while remembering living in a place where "blue and gold' told a different kind of story.