Today my husband Tim and I went by the site of my Living Quilt for Santa Rosa installation at Rincon Ridge Park in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa, CA. This public artwork was supported by a grant from the City of Santa Rosa as part of a call to artists to respond to the devastating wildfires of October 2017. It was great to see this evidence of the regenerative powers of nature and rejoice in the bright golden poppies, white linen poppies and small blue forget-me-nots and white allysium blooms.
These photos taken by my husband Timothy S. Allen show the art installation on April 13, 2020. It is great to see this artwork surviving and thriving in these difficult times.
Here is a link to a youtube slide show about the artwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rfH104j92o
The video shows this artwork in all its phases as the handmade paper quilt with seeds for wildflowers in the pulp changes over time into a living bloom wildflower bed.
The headboard and footboard for the “bed” that was woven with trimmed tree branches, has blown over and been repaired and set back in place two different times after it blew down in storms with 70 mph+winds. Go out when you can to see the flowers in your neighborhood.