ArtCard Saskatchewan – Fields of Plenty
This 4″ x 9″ reproduction ArtCard Saskatchewan is of an original design by thread painter Bridget O’Flaherty. The original work was featured in the Quilts of Canada Series by the artist.
In the distance are small grain elevators, barely visible are the words POOL, representing the loss of the industry and change to farming in the “breadbasket” of the nation. Hidden within the layers of wheat is a small mouse in the foreground on the left. The original work was 3’x 7’
Bridget is an award-winning Fibre Artist. Layers of thread create shading effects. Much like pencil crayon but using stitching techniques, traditional piecing and quilting techniques. Currently, this work explores the use of sustainable materials, natural and hand dyed, organic fabrics. Inspired by nature and biodiversity this art introduces the fragile aspects of the environment. Species at risk, traditional and historically significant fibre crafts are highlighted.
Printed on environmentally sustainable paper at Art Ink Print, Victoria, BC, Canada