By Meg Wieboldt from Winthrop Harbor, IL
Title – “One Earth; All Things; Protected”
Dream Theme – Conservation
Materials & Techniques Used: Canvas, Tulle, bird element from Panamanian Inola, Reverse appliqué.
What is the story behind your artwork?
“I wanted to reflect Earth – from water /sea to grass to trees to desert to rocks to sky – thus the brands of color. The bird element from the mola serves as a focal point; dreams, into the sky; looking to the future. The smaller elements are personal, and serve as a memorial to my husband
(cardinal). My Mom (blue jay); and beloved pet ChocoBunny (rabbit) – to cement their place in the cosmos. Everything we have and need to survive comes from Nature – we have one Earth, one set of resources, and so many to use / save these resources. It is my “dream” that this will happen in peaceful and responsible fashion.”
Did you enjoy this project?
“This project was particularly enjoyable from a creative standpoint – how to arrange the elements in the panel so they would reflect what I wanted to say -“Save the Environment”.
What else could the IFC do?
“I would like to see pennants strung from Sea to Shining Sea. I know that is a tall order! Perhaps something that could be displayed at the upcoming Olympics in London 2012, or Sochi, 2014. “World Peace”.