Raven Dreaming

"Raven Dreaming "  '09

Embellished Quilt   spacer 21" x 15.5 "

"Raven Dreaming"
Thom Atkins

This piece started with a face of reverse appliquéd cotton in an attempt to simulate the lovely dot paintings by contemporary Aboriginal shaman of Australia. It is done entirely with the Seed or Single Stitch using many strands of shell heshi, African trade beads and glass beads. I found it fascinating how the use of dots of one color changed the tone and shade of the background color they were placed on. It is, I hope, the first of many done in this style.


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