Monday, April 12, 2010

Dream Rocket Project

There's an artist in Alabama named Jennifer Marsh who founded the International Fiber Collaborative in 2007. She's a woman with BIG ideas. Her first project was covering a gas station with fiber panels.

Gas Station Project

Her next project was creating a tree with more than 30,000 fiber leaves (I contributed 10 leaves).

Completed Tree Daytime

And now, she wants to cover a Saturn Rocket with more than 8,000 2' x 2' fiber panels.

So I made one and here it is:

There are several themes participating artists can choose from. I chose Space.

Here's what I wrote about my inspiration:

I will never forget sitting in front of our TV and watching man land on the moon. It was a dream come true. Ever since, I have been fascinated with space. My dream is that when we finally meet other intelligent species in outer space, that they can teach us how to live in peace on our own planet and with others in the universe.

Here's what I wrote about the panel:

This panel was made from a photograph taken by the Hubble Telescope of the Orion Nebula, M42, NGC 1976. I downloaded a copyright-free photo and sent it Spoonflower a company that specializes in printing photos on fabric. I tiled and mirrored the image so it fit onto one yard of fabric. I then selected a 24 inch square of the fabric, layered it with fusible fleece and a cotton backing and machine quilted all three layers together. I added some Swarovski crystals to evoke the shining stars and finished the edges with rattail binding.

Fun Fact

If you turn this piece upside down, you will see a picture of an alien!

Visit this website to sign up and participate!

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