Elsy Menko – D

D for Deforestation – or – What kind of world do we leave our grandchildren?

The permanent destruction of rainforests is a threat to world population. Every year about 37.000 km2 of rainforest disappears. At this rate the world’s rainforests will be wiped out in as little as 100 years. Deforestation is a major contributing factor to climate change and has disastrous effects on plant and animal life.

Having experienced the Amazon rainforest firsthand made me realize how precious and rich it is with endless resources for both humans and animals. Every reason to fight against deforestation!

Dyed and commercial cottons, organza, tule, silhouettes of two of our grandchildren.


  1. I like your interpretation of a very serious situation and this comes across in your choice of fabrics and technique.

  2. Your choice of theme involves one of the serious problems of our planet or rather the consequences that man causes to it. The lack of scruples of a few leads to these results. It’s sad but what will we leave behind generations? Well done, and the tulle creates that invariant barrier sensation that the silhouette cannot understand and go beyond.

  3. Very poignant and the message is so clear, a great piece of work. The choice of fabrics and use of net work so well together, well done.

  4. Maryte Collard

    Elsy, you delivered a very power message with your quilt, it speaks to me and it speaks to other. Your choice of technique and execution are perfect for that.Thank you!

  5. Very strong message with this quilt Elsy. I like your choice of colours and the dramatic effect with the black silhouettes at the bottom right.

  6. Powerful depiction of a long-standing and world-wide problem. Your use of color and shape add to the impact of your piece.

  7. Indeed a very strong message and very nice colors and composition. The silhouettes of your grandchildren makes it so personal. Well done!

  8. A strong, thought provoking message, evoking a sense of sadness with a glimmer of hope for the future of our little ones. The layering of fabrics and confetti technique gives your composition texture and dimension. Love how you incorporated your grand kids silhouettes, makes it so personal.

  9. Dramatic and sad at the same time. Including the children helps to reinforce the message.

  10. joanbrailsford

    An interesting piece and one which is very thought provoking. Your choice of colours and fabrics work perfectly in this design, as do the techniques you have used. Well done

  11. I love the different techniques you used. The black silhouettes of the grandchildren are well placed.

  12. studiociboulette

    Very strong theme and message. Your quilt reflects it perfectly. Beautiful.

  13. Looking at your quilt, I can feel the hurt that the subject brings. Your design and detailed work, give a loud message. You touched the essence, well done!

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