Darkness Surroundsn quilt

Darkness Surrounds Us

The title of this piece comes from a beloved Robert Creeley poem “I Know a Man”:  “. . . the darkness surrounds us, what can we do against it, or else. . . .”  We can peer into it, as through a window; we can stand up to it; we can make art.

Clairan Ferrono
Chicago, IL


Materials and Techniques: Commercial cottons and batiks, thread.  Reverse appliqué and machine quilted.
Size:  40.5 x 34.5”