The Gift © Joan Bratton

The Gift © Joan Bratton



Artist Statement: ‘The Gift’ depicts the raw materials given by the Creator to the earth in the upper left corner. They become the leaves on the trees. In the cycle of life these then fall to the ground to decompose and enrich the soil. This gift is seen again and again in the seasonal changes in the midwest. We are stitched together with the wonderful color pallet of the seasons here.

Size: 38″ x 46″

Materials: Commercial cottons, silk

Techniques: Pieced convergence, hand applique, machine quilted with cotton and silk thread. Hand made fabric beads attached with waxed linen.



The Gift (detail) © Joan Bratton

The Gift (detail) © Joan Bratton