No Name Creek Behind My Home

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No Name Creek, art quilt by Joanne Weis

No Name Creek


12″W X 41″H
Hemp/cotton/sand from the creek: photo transfer, hand dyed and printed, appliquéd,  embroidered


My watershed begins with the small trickle of water that flows behind our home.  When I researched our county records for the name of this creek, I learned it was classified as a “ditch,” a low point that collects runoff, and didn’t qualify for  a name on the official county maps. This piece includes a photo I took of water in our creek, transferred onto silk.  I printed a second copy of this photo, chopped it up and included a small section of the photo in each of the remaining pieces.


No Name Creek, detail, by Joanne WeisDetail image