Majestic Flight by Shawn Delker, Salina, Kansas.

Shawn Delker. 24.5” x 26.5”. Photo by David Delker.

Prairie Fire by Ruth Powers, Carbondale, Kansas. 26” x 70.5”

Rusting Away #2 by Charlotte Ziebarth, Boulder, Colorado. 12” x 12”

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SD: Majestic Flight combines several vacation photos to recreate the imagery of the vast Alaskan summer land-scape. The place and this use of value, color, and composition is particularly meaningful.

CZ: Rusting Away, #1, 2 and 3, are important to me now, because they were improvisational constructions using mixed media and layers, as well as digital prints. Not the way I have worked in the past. 

RP: One of the reasons this work is meaningful to me is because it won one of the Houston International Quilt Festival’s awards in 2012 — the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry. After touring for a year, it was sold to the Hendrix Collection.