Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2020 Artist

Shannon Conley




53” x 27″ x 4″


This quilt drew inspiration from climbing vines, textured bark, rainbows of lichen, and all the other small dark things that flourish deep in the forest, wrapped around old-growth trees. In the dry mountains of the southwest, everything except the sky has a dusty brown overtone. But look a little closer and vibrant colors and textures will emerge. My goal in this series was to generate depth and motion, and I adapted traditional fabric manipulation techniques to accomplish it.