Abstract Artwork Gallery

Most of my abstract pieces are sewn by hand and explore concepts related to seasons, mending, and responding to the times we live in. I wish to show the alignment of people and events as well as the fleeting nature of time and reality. The elements of air, water, earth, and fire are repeating themes as well.

Quilt art "This Ongoing" by Joan Sowada

This Ongoing, 42 X 42, $950

This Ongoing is about cracking apart, birth, growth, seeds, shifting, decay, and ever changing.

Quilt art "Syncopated Dialogue" by Joan Sowada

Syncopated Dialogue, 40 X 22, $450

Exciting music is created with the contrast of On and Off beats.

Rain, 61 X 31, $900

Rain, 61 X 31, $900

Rain has a magical effect on the hills, making them turn green.

Women of Color Rise, 68 X 43, $1,200

Blog posting ‘ I Don’t get it’ talks about my process for creating this dramatic piece.

Responsibility, 19 X 24, $300

Responsibility, 19 X 24, $300

Helpful, truthful, respectful, and accountable. Those are the concepts of Responsibility

Common Ground, $300

Common Ground, 20 X 26, $300

 Humans have air, ground, and blood in common.

Shine a Light on it, 11 X 14, sold

Sometimes we can make out the form of something, by looking at the shadow that is cast.

Magic Wall, 48 X 48, $1,500

Magic Wall, 48 X 48, $1,500

Six images are combined to show the play of shadows on a wall in winter.

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This is a detail from ‘Women of Color Rise’, showing painted linen fabrics.

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Modern Diagnosis, 59 X 29, $700

Modern Diagnosis, 69 X 29, $700

There is a lot to take care of, and not enough time to take care of ourselves.

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Diaspora (Back Side), 66 X 58, $1,200

Diaspora (Back Side), 66 X 58, $1,200

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Diaspora, 66 X 58, $1,200

Diaspora (front side), 66 X 58, $1,200

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Detail of Diaspora

Diaspora is about migration of groups of people over the world. The reasons for uprooting our home are usually hardship of some kind. We end up living next to another group of people with a very different culture, and doing our best to get along, and learn from eachother.

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Democracy Under Attack, 49 X 37, $1,500

I respond to the times that I live in. For explanation, see the blog posting ‘Conceptual Art’.

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Movin' Along by Contemporary Quilt Artist Joan Sowada

Movin’ Along 29 X 40, $840

Brother pulls baby in a wagon. Time is fleeting, and reality ever changing.

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Many Fires Burning 47 X 26 $900

Many Fires Burning, 47 X 26, $900

Many Fires Burning shows smoke and fire. There are multiple hot spots. Interpretations can be political and environmental.

Convergence, 59 X 36,$950

Convergence, 59 X 36,$950

There is a brief alignment of time and people together. There is impermanence and separation.

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Harvest, 21 X 29, $375

Harvest, 21 X 29, $375

Plant, water, harvest, cook. Always wear your terrific blue hat! This is a self portrait in the style of Picasso.

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Tsunami, 22 X 30 $275

Using a Japanese color palette, I created this piece after the Tsunami of 2011

Equinox, 58 X 43, $1,200

Equinox, 58 X 43, $1,200

There is dancing in the forest to celebrate the days and nights being of equal length.

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