Barbara Shapel, Contemporary Fiber Artist

Spotted in the Forest - Front

 

 

 

Spotted in the Forest - Back

 

Artist Statement:
No animal has inspired as much interest and controversy in the Pacific Northwest as the Spotted Owl.
The result of numerous court cases in which environmental and forestry groups fought over how to
manage this owl and the forests in which it lives has dramatically changed the philosophy of forest
management in the United States. Thanks to this friendly, curious bird and the tireless work of
environmentalists, several thousand acres of Coast Range old growth forest still remain.
May, 2009

Silk fabric, acrylic and fabric paint, rayon & polyester threads
45”h x 54”w

Awards:
• 2009 Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, Oregon
      1st Place, Art/Pictorial