White Winged Dove of Peace
by Barbara Barrick McKie

34.75" w. x 23.75" h.

While hiking in Big Bend National Park, I spotted this white winged dove. I wanted to increase the abstraction of the background, and thus, the contrast, so I manipulated the image in Photoshop before printing and then heat transfering to polyester fabric. I also wanted to add texture to the bird as well as trapunto for bird. Disperse dyed polyester, several layers of wool batting, free-motion machine embroiderey and quilting. Black cotton backing and similar colors in the bobbin enhance the back imagery as well.

Copyright 2009 by Barbara Barrick McKie, all rights reserved.

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