Friday, 15 February 2013

Well Behaved Women Marking Time in a Crazy World

This piece is sold.

Width: 42 cm
Height: 42 cm

This piece was my response to the summer challenge offered by my guild one summer. The challenge was to use both the quote "Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History" and the challenge fabric which had kitchen implements all over it.  The challenge fabric is incorporated into the clock numbers.  A crazy quilted panel provides the canvas for this piece. The words:  " Well Behaved Women Marking Time in a Crazy World" are embroidered around the inside of the clock ring.  This title is a play on the original quote by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, the women's historian and author. 

The women figures are marking time on the clock face, and are my interpretation based upon two stories related by the author Clarissa Pinkola Estes in "Women Who Run With the Wolves".  The figure on the left represents Skeleton Woman, and the figure on the right represents Butterfly Woman. 

Sheers, clock pieces, metallic paint, fabric markers, hand embroidery, free motion quilting are used in this piece.

Here is a close up:

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