Piecing everything, rather then appliqueing, gives the design more depth and the dimensional quality of the seams are emphasized by the mounting. The overall design reads as a whole, but each fabric piece has an individual story, revealed as you move closer. The cat is abstract batik and Kaffe Fassett prints. I think the peaceful yet playful spirit comes from the Laura Gunn fabrics and the little Heather Ross horses in the sky and garden.
This piece was inspired by an Amber Alexander painting of a Siamese cat, but I was drawn to design a fabric cat after my sixteen-year-old cat died. My husband calls this one "Baggio walking towards the light".
Thanks for looking at Cat in the Garden.