Friday, October 23, 2020

"Bittersweet Autumn"

“Bittersweet Autumn” 
by Susan Brubaker Knapp
Copyright 2020 
White cotton fabric, acrylic textile paint, cotton thread, cotton batting, cotton backing fabric. Wholecloth painted, free-motion machine quilted. 

This piece is based on an ink drawing, which in turn was based on a photo I took in October 2015. My goal was to create a piece that looked a bit more graphic, and with a sense of drama that captures my feelings about Halloween. 

The title references both the vine (bittersweet) and my emotions about this particular autumn, when so much hangs in the balance. Here are some detail shots: