Friday 19 December 2014

Market Flower of the World #9 - Guatemala

These flower markets are rich in color ... like the women who sell these beautiful bouquets.

We find the richness of these markets in the works of the artist Meri Henriques Vahl and this wonderful creation: Flower Market, Chichicastenango, Guatemala, 2009 :

On Market Day, Guatemalan women bring offerings of flowers, fruits and incense to the church steps in Chichi’s central plaza. ‘Flower Market’ was awarded Best Quilt in the World, 2009, at the Mancuso Brother’s Best Quilts of the World competition; it also won First Place Art: People, Portraits and Figures, at the 2010 Houston International Quilt Festival. Technique: This is another fabric and tulle collage quilt using woven Guatemalan fabrics and recycled hand embroidered belts, plus some batiks. A tulle overlay was applied and stitched, trapping everything in place. Faces were traced onto white cotton from photographs, then enhanced with colored pencils and permanent markers.

To know more about the Art of Meri Henriques Vahl :

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