Do you remember the cherries?
Materials: resist hand dyed and painted cotton poplin, commercial prints.
Techniques: Foundation pieced irregular log-cabin, fused appliqué, free motion quilting.
Size: 84cm X 103cm
Visual arrangement inspired by the work of Japanese artist, Tomoi Yokoi
Selected for SAQA Wide Horizons VI, European & Middle East touring exhibition 2018/19
Alison had bought them on her way home from work; you didn't have much of an appetite by then and she thought cherries would tempt you.
Our clever girl, she knew you well, after all she has your sweet tooth. Plump, sweet and ripe, the juice ran down your chin and as we carefully wiped it away we saw the delight and happiness in your eyes.
Two summers after you went away I planted a cherry tree for you and last summer I was able to fill a huge bowl full.
Plump and juicy, each one I ate reminded me of you.