Portable Forest Floor
leaves, cotton muslin, thread, acrylic medium
This image is a detail view of a large carpet made of collected leaves that are treated with acrylic medium then layered and machine quilted onto fabric backing. The piece is made to reproduce the forest floor in Upstate NY on the grounds of the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in Ithaca NY, where I was an artist in residence in 2008. I have taken it to many other sites to be re-experienced in different locations.
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