Girl on Yellow Quilt
My great-grandfather on my mothers side, I only knew in pictures and, later, stories. He was a small man with a mustache. He came over on the same ship from Bohemia as did his future wife, the mother of my mothers mother; and they both settled in Saint Louis, Missouri, where they later met through friends
for the first time.
A tailor to the CEOs in Saint Louis, He did pretty well, I guess; because they owned a lot of Real Estate. The daughters were dressed like models. Only later, when I was studying fashion design was I told about his work. Strange I didnt know before. The stories I heard were always about the scientists, doctors, inventors, and entrepreneurs in my Dads pioneering family. Not the two little Bohemians, whose eyes and nose I have.
He made a quilt, hand-sewn of course, a yellow quilt, that I have always cherished. Its the softest cotton. I cant imagine that any of these fabrics were from mens suits. When I use it, the quilt seems to bring good dreams and deep sleep and some feeling I have not yet discerned. Whatever its magic, sleeping on the yellow quilt, or under it, is my kind of fine. -F.A. Moore
Digital work by F.A. Moore, July 21, 2009.
Girl, digitally brush-painted; background, photocollage and textures.
Dimensions: 5000×3350 pixels
Special thanks to stock providers FantasyStock
for model reference ("Jody") and orange Portulaca flower reference; CAStock
for white orchid reference; and xylofonflickan
for screen and lighten overlay textures. Main Background is the artist's own life-collage.
When I was working with my Rebirth series, something I changed turned the quilt to this gorgeous golden hue. I just had to share with you, not only the image, but some of the memories and feelings I experience upon seeing it. Thank you for reading.