Biology, art and activism merge in this presentation. Dawn Flores, Creative Director for The Forest Project, tells the story of how she collaborated with other artists to document a 60-acre urban forest clear-cut for development. Dawn has created over 1,000 fabric patterns from photographs she took, of the now clear-cut property, and works with quiltmakers to sew quilts commemorating what was lost. Her slide presentation includes detailed information about designing fabric on Spoonflower, a web site dedicate to creating fabric for designers. There will be time for a question and answer period and opportunity to view fabric samples and quilts made for The Forest Project.
Duration: 2 hours
Audience: middle school, high school, and adult