Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Made in Europe II - Alicia Merrett

Alicia Merrett
Devon Estuary

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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