Genevieve Guadalupe – Country – Landscape
To choose to represent a country by its landscape is a difficult task, specially the country of Peru that has many types of landscapes. From coast to rainforest passing through the Andes. More than half the country is actually rainforest in the Amazon but it is not very accessible, and quite impenetrable. I chose to represent the landscape that most struck me, the Altiplano. That vast plane at 4000 meters above sea level with high mountains in the background. There are no trees, or variety of plants, only Ichu (Peruvian feathergrass) that the alpaca graze. This landscape extends forever, it is so vast, so free, so calm….
Materials and technique: cotton fabrics, cotton batting, poly thread, embroidery floss, woodblock, printing inks. Machine pieced, machine quilted, hand embroidered, woodblock printed.