This is a new piece utilizing rust pigmentation and architectural ironwork to create textile artworks. A single piece of ironwork was used three times to create the center panel. It is densely hand stitched around the rust pigmentation to give the piece 3-D relief emphasizing the grapes, vines, and leaves reproduced from the architectural ironwork. The area of flames is hand quilted in a random linear pattern to give the flames visual texture as well.
Artwork is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
Exhibition History -- ARTnews Magazine, Summer 2011, page 141. Artist Directory
-- American Art Collector Magazine, November 2011, page 88. Xanadu Gallery featur full page advertisment.
-- ARTnews Magazine, March 2012, page 121. Artist Directry.
-- Wisconsin West Magazine, MarchApril 2012, page 10-16. Millions of Stitches in Time by Buz Swerkstrom. .
-- American Art Collector Magazine, April 2012, page 49. Xanadu Gallery fature .
-- Billboard Art Project in Atlanta, Georgia September 29 – October 26, 2012
-- National Fiber Directions 2013, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas April 5 to May 19, 2013.
-- Art We Use National Exhibition, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio June 20 to September 1, 2014.
-- Arts in Harmony 2015, Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River, Minnesota February 2 to March 26, 2015. Awarded Second Place in Fiber Category.
-- Healing Arts Solo Exhibition From Rust to Art, Hudson Hospital, Hudson, Wisconsin May 20 to August 16, 2015.
-- 2017 Overland Park Art at the Center Juried Exhibition, Art at the Center Gallery, Overland Park, Kansas April 7 to June 12, 2017.
-- US State Department Art in Embassies Program, US Embassy Lima, Per January 2018 -September 2020.