Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Alien Egret

This was the most elaborate of the designs I submitted to costumer and fabric artist Lisa Ashton. It is an egret on another planet with two huge moons. There's something about giant moons that always jazzes up a fantasy illustration. Current fantasy landscapes are rife with them, even though moons or companion planets that close would cause planetary catastrophes from tidal stresses. Never mind that. A flying bird looks nice no matter what. This was never made into an art quilt, at least that I know about.

"Alien Egret" is gouache on illustration board, 6" x 9", June 1990.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

I love this design and think it would be a beautiful quilt! I did a crane design for my husbands mother to try and quilt (never happened) and this reminds me of it though yours is way more colorful and dramatic!