This is the first in a series of stories about my silk scarves and fabric pieces. Each piece does have a story and by sharing them here, I hope that you'll be able to pass along the tale as you wear the scarf.
Memorial: Water Vine is a collaged image printed in black and white on silk chiffon. The scarf itself is 14 x 72 inches. This piece came together on a rainy November day as I attended a Veteran's memorial service at Chicago's river front Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. The memorial is formal, yet the fountains of water that spring from the front of wall of names speaks to a freedom that these men and women fought for. The vines in the photograph represent the jungle through which both sides had to fight. For those of you who don't know, my father was KIA in Vietnam in 1967; this event and the area feature prominently in my art and writing.
This scarf is a limited edition of 15. Presented are the original image and the ensuing scarf. To purchase this scarf or see others, please go to my shop