"TARBALLS", a.ka. "One Swan's Song to BP", is not a pretty picture nor was it meant to be.  Most parts of the swan are separetly contructed and stuffed so that she is a rag doll applied to that oil reddened water. I got to know her in that process and it was sad for me to put that extra oil on her wing tips, or to float the broken eggs.  A dive into my stash of "strange and ugly" farbrics yeilding a surprise in the farbic that read "Can We Fix IT". In both the initial sketch and the final quilt the swn's expression is either a scream of despair or  yell of anger.

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2 thoughts on “TARBALLS

  1. I’ve been trying to think of something to make regarding the disaster in the GUlf and have yet to come up with anything.  I am still too devastated and angry over what has occured to MY Beach!  Thank you for your quilt.