Susan K. Ober

Metamorphosis II

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Metamorphosis II (full size) ©Susan K. Ober

 

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Metamorphosis II (detail) ©Susan K. Ober

Metamorphosis is a movement and change from one life form to another. I love the miracles of God’s natural world, particularly the metamorphosis of caterpillars turning into a chrysalis and then into butterflies. The hand dyed indigo cotton background and the paper-pieced flying geese, made from butterfly wing patterned fabric, depict this journey of change.

As I indigo dyed the background cotton, the fabric took on a new life. Butterflies are screen printed into the background of this piece to add movement, interest and acknowledge the journey.

The layout of the geese and the quilting also represent the journey onward and upward to their highest level of being.