Sonia Ruiz – Country – Landscape
Saddle Hill or Saddle Mountain (Cerro de la Silla)
Inspiration: The beautiful mountains surrounding Monterrey, where I used to live.
The Cerro de la Silla is a mountain and natural monument within the metropolitan area of the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, in northeastern Mexico. It’s named for its distinctive saddle-shaped profile when viewed from the west, it is a well known symbol of Monterrey and is in many of my artworks. It runs parallel to the Sierra Madre Oriental range and is a popular recreational area and is often climbed by hikers. I also included the beautiful jacaranda tree and some colorful poppies.
I used a quilt as you go technique taught by Cecilia Koppmann, hand dyed scrap fabrics, lace, different organzas and gauze. Machine thread painting, jute, French knots, beads, eyelash yarn, and up cycled organza ribbon for the binding.