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Am Rand des Omas Weizenfeld 2006, 48 1/4" x 61" Private Collection
Am Rand des Omas Weizenfeld
Foggy Morning in Czesky Krumlov 2005, 15" x 24" $150
Foggy Morning in Czesky Krumlov
Fliegenpilz II 2006, 39" x 44" $1000
Fliegenpilz II
Heidelberg Schloss at Night 2006, 35" x 25" Private collection
Heidelberg Schloss at Night
Quiltstadt 2006, 78" x 99" Private collection
Quiltstadt
Raps 2006, 51" x 63" $1800
Raps
Staufen Vineyard 2005, 10" x 14" Private Collection
Staufen Vineyard
Tor am Alte Bruecke 2006, 20 3/4" x 37 1/2" $550
Tor am Alte Bruecke
Traumwald 2006, 46 1/2" x 68" $1700
Traumwald

Impressions of Germany

I lived in Germany for the better part of twelve years, though always within the safety net of the American military community. Perhaps this living between cultures (not entirely American, but not German either) is reflected in my choice of land- or cityscapes as subject matter in this series. There is the sense of being on the outside looking in. However, the view is always welcoming. ”Impressions of Germany” is a collection of textile paintings rooted in traditional American quilting that reflect my love of Germany’s forests and towns. From the ubiquitous good luck toadstools to half timber homes, so many elements of German culture still seem to have ties to the beloved fairy tales of Europe’s past. Even modern trains and the ecologically minded shopping bags used every day seemed charming to my jaded American eyes. As a basis for interpretation, I looked back to the tradition and patterns of American quilting, using such traditional patchwork as the “Nine Patch,” “Log Cabin” and hexagonal arrangement “Grandmother’s Flower Garden.” At the same time, I am inspired by the abstract European aesthetic. The visual texture and additional cultural depth commercially made fabrics and repurposed textiles deepens the story.