Tesserae in Refracted Light

An Art Quilt



31.5” x 23.5”

Materials & Techniques

I photographed a Pileated Woodpecker that was perched outside my studio window. From there I completed an eleven color photo silkscreen on white cotton fabric using fabric paints. I completed the composition using hand-painting touching up this silk-screened art work. I did all of these steps two times creating identical works of art. I then cut one panel into vertical strips and the other panel into horizontal strips. I wove these together and quilted the entire single artwork using the free-motion quilting technique on my sewing machine.


Photos: Christine Macchi