Now that it’s heading into winter, I’m longingly remembering the lush green foliage at Penland, NC this summer. This piece developed from experiments taking rubbings of leaves onto polyester scraps.

I loved the transparency and luminosity, adding to it with gold stitching. I then cut out a stencil and painted onto a piece of cotton fabric, and attached the polyester squares with French knots.


A close-up of one panel