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Close to Home

Close to Home by Phyllis Cullen of Chico, California

Techniques Used:

Layers of ink jet prints of my photos of the fires, commercial prints, inking, overlay of organza, free motion embroidery and quilting.

Artist Statement:

Close to Home deals with fire—the fires that raged all around us recently, that took the homes of friends, and led to my working with thousands of frightened evacuees, and housing some of them, relatives and friends. The lightning that started our fires is here. So is the idea of hearth and home, with a burned out house leaving only the door. Outside is the campfire.

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