Katherine Knauer comments: "Second Wind is part of Elements/ Environment, a series of quilts dealing with environmental concerns. Each quilt focuses on one of the four elements–Earth, Air, Fire or Water –that were once thought to comprise all of the earth, and on how those elements relate to current concerns about environmental degradation. In this air-themed quilt the theme of wind energy is illustrated in each of the digitally designed and printed fabrics by images of wind turbines or electrical devices such as light bulbs, electric fans or power cords. Wind is further represented by the color blue and electricity by the color yellow. A very traditional Log Cabin/Barn Raising quilt layout links objects from the past to the world of the future."
Note: This quilt is committed to be part of the exhibition "Semper Tedium: The Slow Art of Quiltmaking" at the Texas Quilt Museum, January–March 2014. Please contact us for information about availability.
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Photo by D. James Dee