Kat Campau is curating an exhibit at the 212 Art Center in Saline, Michigan based on the book, “Earth: A New Perspective” by Nicholas Cheetham which features images taken by the NASA Terra satellite. The instruments on the satellite record earth’s emissions in surprising colors which create compelling abstract composition.
I chose the photo of Mount St. Helens first. I hadn’t worked with red and turquoise in a long time and was excited to work with some of the batiks that have been languishing in stash. The two colors create a lot of movement.
The Amazon photo had such interesting lines. The resulting quilt reminds me a bit of Piet Mondrian but it also has a bit of an Asian feel to it.
The third image, the Namib Desert in Namibia was the most challenging. After I pieced it, it just looked flat. I layered some scraps between water soluble stabilizer and sewed them together in a lose netting then tacked it onto the surface in a few spots.
The show opens in mid January as I’m looking forward to seeing photographs of the other artworks inspired by the book.