Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Made in Europe - Christa Ebert

Christa Ebert, Germany - Ikarus

Ikarus was a figure of the greek mythology. Together with his father Daedalus he was a prisoner in the labyrinth of Crete. In order to escape from there Daedalus constructed wings made of feathers and wax. Trying to fly Ikarus ignored his father´s warning not to fly too close to the sun. So the wax in his wings melted and he fell down into the sea.

My quilt shows the wing with the feathers and melted wax on it.

Rectangles of polyester and polyester organza are burnt at the edges and afterwards appliqued on a ground.

Sateen, polyester, polyester organza, polyester vlies.


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