Saturday, November 30, 2013

Elements: Earth, Wood, Water, Fire, Metal

 I made this for the 2nd Art Squared Group Challenge.  The theme was ELEMENTS. When I Googled ELEMENTS I came accross the Chinese world elements of : earth, water, fire, wood, and metal. Hmm, now how to put those in a quilt?? The word "earth" reminded me of a river bank, and "wood" could represent trees and a river would represent the "water"....but "metal" and "fire" was a challenge.  As I worked on the riverbank I started to think about a campfire and roasting marshmallows.  
I made the chipmunks out of thread and they are roasting their marshmallows (beads) with metal skewers made out of nails.  I did a little embellishing with yarn, tumbled rocks, and crystals. 

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