Rhapsody Watershed depicts the waste of rainwater, using my own suburban
neighborhood as an example, due to impermeable surfaces.
Fresh water is a precious resource. Impermeable surfaces - roads, sidewalks, roofs, driveways -
result in water flowing into storm drains rather than completing the water cycle and contributing to
our natural environment.
I chose a gold color to depict water in this whole-cloth painted quilt. Streams and a small pond are
in that color; hand-stitched gold threads in the empty areas circle around and find their way to the storm drains.
The open areas, of homes and roads, are where I cut into the quilt and replaced it with netting (essentially transparent).
Sidewalks and paths are in a dark brown.
- 45”H x 30”W (plus 3 more inches for hanging tabs, not shown)
- Painted cotton, black netting (mostly transparent), hand-stitched gold
- Machine quilted