Charlotte Bird – Southland Odyssey

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition

Completed 2020
Editions: 1
Dimensions Closed: 17.5” x 16” x 4.5”
Materials: accordion book quilt, 24 quilted panels mounted on plexiglass, paper hinges, commercial and hand dyed cotton, eco felt, lutradur
Artist resides in San Diego, California

Curiosity and love of nature are persistent themes in my work. I live in Southern California. In making this book I took a map of California and marked a variable swath from west to east, from the beaches and bluffs on the west to the Colorado River on the east. With those parameters I researched what is out there. While much is made of the urban population density along the coast, I found vast areas of desert which at different elevations support different kinds of plants and animals. People have inhabited these areas for many centuries and left their marks behind. 

Charlotte Bird  (San Diego, California)

Charlotte Bird lives and works in San Diego, California. She has created 2D and 3D textile based mixed media work for over 25 years, focusing on art quilts, artist books and sculptures. She hand prints and dyes most of the fabrics she uses. Her subject matter interests are varied from the natural world to social issues.