Crisp Point Light
Crisp Point Light by Gisela Towner of Cleveland, Ohio
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My own hand-dyed cottons, commercial cottons, organza, lame, angelina fibers, silk and soy roving, silk thrower's waste, hot-fix rhinestones and poly, cotton and metallic threads, fabric inks. Piecing, raw-edge appliqué, free-motion embroidery, bobbin work, and needle felting.
I have a great fascination with lighthouses and shipwrecks and Great Lakes history, so for me, the 'elements' theme spoke loudly to that. When we visit a lighthouse, I'm always in awe of the power of the wind and water and the keepers and lifesavers that lived in those isolated places and braved the elements to keep the ships safe. The light at Crisp Point seemed especially isolated and exposed to the elements, so that was what I chose to represent Elements.