Friday, July 14, 2017

Tapestries seem to come alive while on exhibit

2015 in Tapestry Graffiti

This tapestry depicts the world from my studio: the local weather, world events and celestial happenings. Each day is represented by a square color-coded to indicate the weather. A yellow square is a perfect Rose Bowl Parade—not a cloud in the sky. A green square indicates rain. Black horizontal lines depict earthquakes and small triangles— a variety of weather advisories.  Short memorable phrases reference the turmoil going on around the world and the more hopeful events happening in space. My favorite— the NASA rover Opportunity that completed its first marathon on Mars in a time of 11 years 2 months during the first quarter of 2015 and oblivious to the rancor on earth continued its journey ending the year exploring the sand dunes of Mars.