Rythyms of Africa

25 Sep 2011
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This is one of my very latest art works reflecting the spirit of dance which was an auction piece to help raise money for the Project Hope event organised by the American sewing Guild to help 'Font of Mercy' which is a charitable organization helping widows in Uganda, this took place in Portland Oregon on September 17 2011. This art quilt at the end of the day found its way into a happy home. 

Rythyms of Africa
Rythyms of Africa depicts the spirit of African dance, in most African villages to date, the sound and rythym of drums expresses the mood of the people, and resonates the heart beat of a community, such is the power of drumming and dancing, to touch the souls of those who hear its rythym. 

As an artist far away from my native homeland, I have nostalgic feelings of Africa, simple things like tribal dance, festivals, and listening to the messages of the talking drums are things I long for every day, in order to connect with the good spirit of my heritage, I am inspired to dance. 
I created 'Rythyms of Africa' to depict the happy spirit of dance.

Artist Statement.
Art work is raw edge machine appliqued and machine quilted, hand dyed fabrics for the background and a mixture of Kente Prints.
Dimensions ~ 33L 40W


Rythyms of Africa
Original Design 2011

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Copyright Braid and Stitch 2011


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Anne lundy wrote
on 25 Sep 2011 9:01 PM

Can't find words to express the beauty of your art !   What a wonderful way to  raise fund for a worthy cause,  Lods of movement, colur and feel .   Grat work, I love African art .  Anne

bofogray wrote
on 27 Sep 2011 6:39 AM

What a glorious work of art!  The colors and movement - inspiring!

 

on 1 Oct 2011 1:34 AM

Wendy, I do love this piece! So joyful and full of life.

on 16 Oct 2011 7:01 AM

What a vibrant feel the dancers have as they move across the surface of the cloth. Great use of the mottled background to enliven the piece. Would love to see a detail of the piece. 

stewchin wrote
on 23 Oct 2011 12:11 PM

I love this! Your choice of colors is dynamic, the flow of the design is enthralling. Good work.

stewchin wrote
on 23 Oct 2011 12:11 PM

I love this! Your choice of colors is dynamic, the flow of the design is enthralling. Good work.