Uluru by Terri Ahrens

The highlight of the Queensland Quilt Show for me was the enormous image of Uluru by Terri Ahrens inspired by a visit to the centre with techniques inspired by a workshop with Susan Carlson.This stunning triptych was made to be a back drop for her daughter in a flute competition. (She had a three month deadline ... What????) 

I particularly liked her use of Aboriginal fabrics in the evocation of the desert landscape and colours. It is brilliant.

 DetailLTerri Ahrens

DetailLTerri Ahrens

 detail: Terri Ahrens

detail: Terri Ahrens

If you haven't seen Uluru, It's a massive sandstone rock in Central Australia. The surrounding land has been eroded leaving this impressive monolith. The Anangu people from this area have many Tjukurrpa legends relating to it. A lot of the Aboriginal designers use Tjukurrpa as the basis for their designs.

 Uluru September 2013 

Uluru September 2013 

 Middle panel:  Terri Ahrens

Middle panel: Terri Ahrens

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