Far Side Geology
Vienna, Virginia, USA
The far side of the moon is utterly unfamiliar to most of us. It is very different from the side of the moon that faces us, lacking the large maria (seas), instead covered completely by craters. This quilt depicts about half of the far side. The thread colors and quilting stitch patterns depict various geologic features, broken by stripes of greys, showing the terrain. As a cartographer, I naturally feel that geologic map design involves art along with science.
Whole cloth quilt.
Cotton fabrics, dual-duty threads.