posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR
Because of rising temperatures, our beautiful seas are in danger. Magnificent coral reefs are getting bleached out; totally saturated colors are turning white! The habitat of the sea turtle is being destroyed, and these elegant creatures are endangered. I have not, in the past, used my art work to make a political statement. However I felt compelled to represent the endangered reefs and turtles in fiber, and the 2nd piece of this series was finished this morning.
Interestingly, the theme for Art Quilts Lowell this year is “The Sea” – When I saw this call for entry, my 1st piece was completed and the 2nd piece was underway. So I stepped up my pace a bit, planning to submit both pieces to this show. Filling out the entry form today, I saw that maximum width is 48″. The Endangered Sea Turtle piece is 54″, so alas, they will be submitted to a different show with no size restrictions. So much for looking at directions…
The good news is that both pieces are finished and photographed!
Endangered Sea Turtle (c)2011 Shelley Brucar