(the best collective noun for herons that I could find - better than a siege, a hedge or a colony)
Continuing with the heron theme from my last blog post, I wanted to show you the rust and tea-dyed heron that I've been working with more since he last featured on my blog.
For some reason I struggled with it for quite a while. I think the problem was that I didn't have a clear idea of the feeling I wanted to convey.
I had begun thinking that I wanted to work toward using this quilt as an entry into the Taiwan International Exhibition 2016, where the theme is 'protect the earth's environment'. My statement was going to be about how the white faced heron used the man-made environment of wharf lights to prolong his fishing. But it didn't sit right and work well, so I went back to trying to convey that feeling of peace, of dark and quiet and when you can't tell where the water ends and the night-sky begins.
Here is how it has evolved so far:
Have I succeeded? Your thoughts and comments are welcome.