Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Made in Europe II - Alicia Merrett

Alicia Merrett
UNITED KINGDOM
Devon Estuary

Detail
The county of Devon in the south west of England, best known for its rolling green hills, so typical of the English countryside, has a number of rivers which end up in estuaries. Some of them end on the north coast, others have their mouths in the south coast.  I have depicted here a generic South Devon estuary, showing some of their common characteristics – small towns on both sides of the estuary; a marina and many sailing boats; small beaches; a car ferry to cross between the two sides (bridges are placed higher up the river, where it is narrower).  I have particularly referenced the estuary of the river Dart, with Dartmouth and Kingswear on its mouth, as it's the one I'm most familiar with.  It has a historic defensive castle and fortress on high ground, where the river meets the sea, which is now a tourist attraction.

Freehand cutting, improvisational machine piecing, fused appliqué, machine quilting.


Hand-dyed fabrics, fusible web.

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