Eke Krug – Fascinating water

Water, it is impossible to live without it. You need it to survive. I am a privileged person, to live in a part of the world, where we have enough water for drinking,  cooking,  cleaning and recreation. Everything that has to do with water is within my reach. It is a part of my life and I cannot imagine living without it.

Water, it has so many sounds. It tickles when it runs out of the tap in the sink, when it falls from the sky on the windows and it rustles when I take a shower. It roars when it comes down from the mountain and whispers when it hits the shoreline. The sound a river makes.

Water,  it has so many faces. In a pond it is dark, but put it in a bottle and it is transparent, and you can look through it.  The water in the sea can be calm, but also make big waves. Looking over the lake,  you see the water lapping,  on a cold day it can even be frozen.

My water is the lake water. It is calm, whispering, lapping, having many layers of color and you can watch it for hours,  making your head empty. You can see through a little,  to see the dark color beyond and you see the reflection of light on top of it.

Water,  it’s fascinating….


Snow dyed cotton and silk, watercolor hand painted organza silk, tule, metallic foil on silk, all kinds of threads, Vliesofix


Fusing, machine quilting, fusing and a bit of hand embroidery

The making process is to be seen here:



Close up Views:

  1. A beautiful abstract depiction of the lake water as you have seen it, and brought it to our attention in your wonderful quilt.

  2. I just knew it was yours! I love your use of colours and textures, really effective, a really successful piece. Well done.

  3. You created dept in your quilt because of the tulle layers. Beautiful colors! This is dark and mysterious water.

  4. I like how you have mixed transparence and darkness, it gives an effect of depth under the surface of the lake. Very well done.

  5. I agree, water is fascinating and your quilt is enchanting. You’re a good and attentive observer. You were able to represent all the effects of water: transparency, reflections, and depth with a perfect image. I really like the choice of colors and material.

  6. I love this quilt. The colors are great. The play with light and transparency is really effective. It’s a beautiful piece.

  7. This is exactly right. I spent my summers growing up by a bay on the St. Lawrence River; your piece reminds me so much of those times at “the lake”.

  8. Wow, what a lovely work with so much details! Your statement is fascinating, too!

  9. studiociboulette

    I love the colors and the technique. Very peaceful….

  10. I can see the lovely details you’ve created for the soft waves with light transparencies and subtle shadows and a hint of colorful reflections. Lovely

  11. A lovely use of different fabrics to create the shimmering effects of watering. Great colours really give a look of depth.

  12. Wow, I love your colours textures and patterns. This is a stunning depiction of the surface of the lake and I am truly impressed by every aspect of your quilt. Well done

  13. Beautiful, deep colours that portray rippling water so well.

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