Visions in Fabric
Visions in Fabric by Priscilla McEown
Visions In Fabric by Priscilla McEown
" The works of humanity cannot compare to the works of nature. As a self-taught quilt artist, one of my goals has been to pay homage to the natural environment in which we dwell. As I walk the forest trails or contemplate the reflections in a mountain stream there is a powerful sense of being connected to something greater than ourselves. I hope to instill in each piece of work my own emotional reactions, my sense of awe and wonderment, of excitement or peacefulness and, not least, of unity with this habitat. I remain open to new ways of seeing and expressing and have recently experimented with a degree of abstraction in some of my landscape work.
Working with fabric is a wonderfully tactile as well as visual experience. Initially I started with traditional geometric designs but quickly found that I preferred more free-form, less restrictive, organic shapes. This led to developing original designs and construction techniques. All of my work is machined-pieced and machine-quilted with some occasional applique. I use mostly batik cotton prints which I admire for their sometimes intense and sometimes muted colours and unique, one-of-a-kind patterns." P McEown 2004
Figure and Landscape
In November 2008 after a long and difficult illness Priscilla left this world. Her wonderful artwork remains and is displayed and admired by many. To Learn more about her legacy and Visions in Fabric Artwork please contact her son David McEown.