1189 - Zerrissenheit ($100)

1189 - Zerrissenheit ($100)
Julie Sefton
Bartlett, TN   USA

Width: 8.75"   Length: 11.5"

Designer: Original creation inspired by a technique Tonya Riccuci shared on her blog.

Materials/Techniques: Scraps of oriental quilting fabrics stitched in place and hand quilted using DMC embroidery floss.

Artist's Statement: Written and published in 1955: “Woman’s life today is tending more and more toward the state William James describes so well in the German word, “Zerrissenheit – torn-to-pieces-hood.” 'She cannot live perpetually in ‘Zerrissenheit.’ She will be shattered into a thousand pieces. On the contrary, she must consciously encourage those pursuits which oppose the centrifugal forces of today. Quiet time alone, contemplation, prayer, music, a centering line of thought or reading, of study or work. It can be physical or intellectual or artistic, any creative life proceeding from oneself.” [excerpted from Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift From the Sea].
Julie Sefton

Dedication: In memory of my mother (1916 – 2005).

This quilt is displayed with a hanging ring.

This quilt earned $100 for Alzheimer's research.