Summer Green

Summer Green, Mixed Media/Fiber, 44″ w x 38″ l

In early June I had a wonderful trip to the Smokey Mountains. My overwhelming impression was how green everything was. Living in Denver, I am more familiar with the colors of the high desert. But In Tennessee and North Carolina I couldn’t even begin to name all the various hues of green. We stayed in an isolated cabin in the woods and every morning I did a hike and just took in the wonderful foliage.

I interpreted the living and breathing of the inherent moisture and observing the colors of green. Even the small pond we came across reflected greener than blue in the water. I decided to go very abstract in this piece hoping to portray the wonder of this beautiful area. I used both silk and cotton fabric of  many, many shades of green from almost yellow to so dark a green it reads almost purple.


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