1999 - I Want to be an Elephant

1999 - I Want to be an Elephant
Ren Vasiliev
Bloomfield, NY   USA

Width: 10.5"   Length: 6.75"

Materials/Techniques: Commercial cottons, batiks; machine pieced, quilted, appliquéd.

Artist's Statement: When I was a young child, I heard a joke that went, “Why do elephants paint their toenails red?” The punch line was, “So that they can hide in cherry trees.” The joke was then followed by the question, “Have you ever seen an elephant in a cherry tree?” Since I hadn't, I was assured that it was because of those red toenails. My whole life since then, every time I see a cherry tree I look carefully, trying to find an elephant. Sometimes I paint my toenails red. And when I am alone, with just my toes and me, I wonder if my family and friends know where I am. I wonder if they are searching in the cherry trees.
Ren Vasiliev

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $65.00 for Alzheimer's research.