'High Summer' is a contemporary quilted textile by Ruth de Vos. The artwork is hand-dyed, machine-pieced and machine-quilted by the artist.
"Mid summer. Everyone at the beach. Everyone at the beach is in the water, the sand's too hot. The kind of hot where you leap/run/dance across the sand yelping, with esky, towels, kids and surfboards in hand till you plunge sizzling into the water. It's bright, too. The kind of bright where you can't help but squint. The reflections glistening off the water are too bright and the glare reflecting off the white beach sand is even brighter. The perfect kind of summer day."
(c) Ruth de Vos 2013
Size: 194cm H by 176 cm W
Materials: procion fabric dye, fabric paint, cotton homespun, cotton batting
Techniques: hand-dyed, screen printed, machine pieced, machine quilted
This artworks has a sleeve stitched onto the back for hanging purposes, and can be hung using a gallery-style hanging system, or with two screws in the wall. More info including pictures here: http://ruthdevos.com/blog/how-to-hang-an-art-quilt/
View more of my artwork at www.ruthdevos.com