Catherine Redford

9 Feb 2010
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"A zebra in Central Park?"

 Doctors in training are often told "when you hear hoofbeats in Central Park you should look for a horse not a zebra" but I would like to think that sometimes it is a zebra that's running wild in the park... 

If you were to meet me maybe you would think "horse" but I hope that pretty soon you would realize that appearances are deceptive and there is a wild zebra inside that staid grey haired exterior... and a fuschia pink one at that!

 After drawing a zebra head I chose to get up close and personal with just a small portion of its face. Using fabrics I dyed myself I fused the light pieces to the dark background, added shadows of navy blue tulle and then quilted a free hand design of fern like feathers to add further dimension and texture. The quilt is finished with a single fold binding.

 It was a lot of fun working through my initials thoughts on the theme and putting them down as a finished art work.  I hope you like it!

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cpstobbe wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 8:58 AM

This is beautiful. I get so inspired by looking to see what other artists are doing. I didn't recognize the Zebra face at first glance, but it really pops right out at you, once you know it's there. Wonderful!

Janice PD wrote
on 11 Feb 2010 11:37 AM

Love your closeup view giving this an abstract quality.

lauraruiz wrote
on 19 Feb 2010 2:03 PM

Love this little quilt!!!  The colors, balance and great choice on the quilting give it a really artful look.  The eye draws you in.