The purpose of this blog is share with others the processes involved in my favorite form of creativity- silk art quilts. The creative process itself is a fascinating thing. I am constantly amazed by it- both its simplicity and its complexity.

I feel strongly that I am a better person since I truly started following my dream. Because of collectors--those who actually buy original art-- I am able to live my dream. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You can see more of my work at my website http://www.rebelquilter.com/.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stolen work

This was truly a roller coaster day. First the good news-- 2 of my works that I have been trying to get into shows for a while finally made it. My Bass Ackwards Series: Sunflower and Bee Balm were both accepted into the 4 state regional show at the Springfield Art Museum. They'll hang from mid October through mid January.
Now the disappointing news-- my quilt Full Moon/ Low Ceiling has been stolen from the wall of my exhibition at the Gillioz Theater. As it is an ongoing investigation there isn't much I can or should say about it except that it appears to have been stolen by a patron of the restaurant Tonic which is next to the theater and shares a lobby/ bathrooms. I am quite encouraged by the response from both the theater and the police. They are surprisingly optimistic about recovery. When I know more and am allowed to share I'll do so. In the mean time I am posting here so there is a place that can be easily referenced. The size is 49" H x 35" W.
This piece depicts the sky on one of those nights when the moon is very full and the clouds are quite low-- creating an eery mauvy glow.
While I am sad at the piece being out there without a legitimate owner I am hoping that it is an opportunity for it to bring joy to someone along its path. And yes-- I WILL prosecute!!!
But the thief cannot take away the joy I felt while creating this piece. I'll have that forever. This is one of my personal favorites.
In the mean time I am spending September experimenting with various resists. Potato dextrin is my current playmate. I'll post some images in a few days.


Mandi said...

that is so horrible! I hope you get it back. Good for you to have such a positive attitude. I can't imagine what people are thinking when they do that! I guess a person with no morals just really loved it!

Maria said...

I maintain a website for lost and stolen quilts. Go to http://www.lostquilt.com/Report.html and fill out a missing quilt report. If you would like me to, I'll try to get it posted this week.

Rayna said...

Oh, Susan, how heartbreaking. It is a wonderful piece and I'm sending good vibes your way in the hope you get it back soon!

Vicki W said...

I hope your quilt is recovered intact soon! It's beautiful. I hate that things like this often discourage people from sharing their art. It's always a few that ruin thngs for the rest of us.

rosemary Claus-Gray said...

susan, i'm so sorry to hear this news. your positive attitude will help, no matter what happens. best wishes in it's safe return. rosemary

Natalya said...

keeping my fingers crossed for your quilts return...