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Pele's Revenge

Pele's Revenge by Connie Marie Fahrion of Houston, Texas

Techniques Used:

Dyed scrim was felted to a silk noir base then layered (also felted) with roving, silk dupioni, commercial yarns and my own "thread trash".

Artist Statement:

Pele's Revenge: As a piecer and quilter, my goal for this challenge was to use fiber in a way I have not done before. I was motivated by all the fires in California and Reno this summer. I based my work on a photo by Tom Pennington (used with his permission) of fire trucks at the scene of a hillside fire outside of Dallas. His photo reminded me of all the times my Aunt and Uncle had to cut a vacation short because fire was coming over the hill heading for their house.

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