Artist: Andrea Finch
Title: Quercus Falling Leaves II: White Oak Leaves in Red
Attribution: Quercus Falling Leaves II: White Oak Leaves in Red 2019 Andrea Finch
Materials: Quilted Textiles
Dimensions: 16”wide x 40”high x6”deep
Image Statement: Earth Matters - 2021 Juried Surface Design Association Member Exhibition Watermark Art Center Bemidji, Minnesota. The leaf series evolved from my interest in oak trees as my parents moved out of the home I grew up in, which is surrounded by large oak trees. As a collector of all types of fabric, I use recycled fabric samples. Fabric that I cannot replace makes the work more exciting to me. Wanting to add movement to my quilts I began to study falling leaves which continues to intrigue me. I want to educate people about all the wonderful reasons to grow oaks; long lived, food for animals, shade, and all the interesting shapes of the leaves.