Donating Art is a “Good Thing”
Every year there is an auction to benefit the Studio Art Quilt Associates. This is the largest organization representing artists, like myself; who work with textiles. The auction raises a substantial amount of money. That money supports their core mission is to promote the art quilt: They define the art quilt brodley as: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”
Like all organizations they have a vision of when their mission will be complete. The vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. SAQA’s core values are: excellence, innovation, integrity, and inclusion. It’s because of this organization, I have grown into and sustained being a textile artist. So each year I make something for the Auction.
“As a child, our dinner table always included candles. My mother and father were products of a bygone era. Each was raised by parents born in the 19th century. In an era where we can use a smart device to turn on lights or set lights to turn on with a program; I still love the gentle light of candle “
My small donation called “Candle Light” was submitted with this artist statement. The candlestick is one of a pair that I have kept from my family home. It seems that candle light is more of a romantic idea than actual practice in most homes. During the winter, when the sun sets early, I like having candles lit. In this warm climate of Southern Utah, a fire is rarely needed. Snow doesn’t fall often. Temperatures might be cool but rarely the kind of cold that I got used to in Colorado. The candle reminds me to be aware and to embrace the seasons that have less light.