Sunday, December 27, 2015

Where'd All The Fish Go?

I'm really pretty good a procrastinating, if I do say so myself.  I am the challenger of this current rotation: 3D or referencing 3D.  Per usual, I was waiting until the last moment whilst pondering my challenge, when Martha Wolfe said she wanted it early.  Aye, Aye, Capt'n.

One would think as I was the originator of the challenge, and knew it extra early, that I would have already imagined my answer...or...procrastinating again, had at least an inkling of what I was doing.

It was some time before I had a notion and, unusual for me, it took me weeks to make it happen.  Ironic.  My idea and I had no clue of what I was doing.  It is with some ambivalence that I offer "Where'd All The Fish Go?".

Where'd All the Fish Go?  40"x20"

Detail  QRCode awaits author's approval to upload her scientific talk

My over-arching theme is 'exotic' and within that framework I am focusing on nature.  In this case, I imagine a bit of the ocean, long after the world scoffed at the idea of climate change, along with it's by-product of global warming, and stood idle, watching, actually incredulously, as sea life was depleted.

This piece includes commercial and vintage cottons, hand-dyed cheesecloth, Angelina fibers, paint, found aluminum cans, fishing line and a QRCode.  The whole is machine stitched.


  1. I agree it is no easier for the challenge setter to make the work than the other V9 members. I've always wanted to put aluminium cans on a piece- thanks for doing it for me!

  2. Assault is apropos…for man's role in depleting the oceans. Love your layers and algae! Some of these challenges really stump me - - or, I change my mind late in the game.

  3. Diane, you've touched on a topic close to my heart...I do have to say I'm surprised you're a procrastinator, you are usually the first one finished!! I guess V9 brings out the truth in us all!

  4. PS notice how late my comment is :) LOL