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Tree of Life (Pomagranates)

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North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN. Mixed textiles,block printing on fabric, applique, machine-stitched ribbon-floss embroidery, hammered brass wire. One of a pair of banners.

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Detail: fruit and leaves.

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Detail: roots.

Tree of Life (Oak)

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The copper branches with their textiles leaves and beaten copper-wire tendrils are mounted on cotton velvet appliqued with blue silk bars. ~72"x 16"x 7"

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Detail.

St. Brigid’s Stole

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This stole was juried into "Celebrations", a liturgical art exhibit hosted by HGA. It features St. Brigid's crosses, traditionally made of straw, re-created in silks on an Irish linen background.

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Detail of silk St. Brigid's cross.The reversible back depicts the flame that hovers above St. Brigid's head, machine stitched in metallic ribbon-floss.

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Detail of back.

Shalom

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Commemorative gift to retiring pastor incorporating "Shalom" and family initials. Silks and other textiles, free-motion machine embroidery.

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Detail showing piecing, reverse applique, free machine embroidery