Artist: Constance Collins
Attribution: Fireworks; 2021; Constance W. Collins
Materials: Upcycled handwoven silk, alpaca and bamboo fabric
Dimensions: 16" w x 12" h
Image Statement: Inspired by colorful flashes from fireworks displays, this collage incorporates several layers of handwoven fabric stitched together to emulate the sparkle from a firework. Light wispy trails are stitched into the night sky background to further enhance the visual impact. As often happens with abstract pieces, there are other interpretations as well. An island, a deep-sea creature and an unraveling nebula are just some that have been suggested by viewers.