This quilt is called "Afternoon on the Serengeti". I named it that because of the animals on the fabric and the Zebra print fabric. It is 74"x82". Great sleeping quilt and it's a great gift for someone really special. Today the price is just right.
Most of all I want my work to reflect my great African heritage as well as the ups and downs of our American experience. I never planned to be an artist. I simply loved participating in any procedure where I used my hands. I found my interest leaning towards fabrics and the way textiles spoke to me in a musical voice. The colors, designs and textures moved in and out with a special rhythm.
I strive to capture that musical movement with every piece I create. I reflect it in my quilts and outwardly in my own voice through my quilt stories. I love to create from traditional quilt patterns as well as contemporary designs. I want that mixture to touch a healing spot somewhere deep inside the viewer. I try all kinds of techniques and work hard to go outside my own box.
I like to use colors that dance like the gold-orange setting sun over the Serengeti, the green grasses swaying on the Nubian Savannahs or the bright pink hibiscus blossoms kissing the Caribbean breeze. I hear that same music as the colors and design s all come together. I want the viewer to first feel and then hear the strength of that rhythm. Surely, I want my quilts to tell a story and maybe even SING!