Artwork by Emilie Belak

Lagoon of Scarlet Plumage

Lagoon of Scarlet Plumage

45" x 47" ©2003

Flamingos gather in lagoons to feed on shrimp and microscopic organisms, filtered through a highly specialized beak held upside-down. Flamingos are very timid and take flight at the slightest disturbance: an alert call provokes a storm of black and red feathers as they fly away, honking loudly. A variety of machine appliqué techniques, 3-D leaves, photo transfers; cotton, silk, polyester, velvet, and novelty fabrics; machine quilted.

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