Thursday, 26 March 2015

Art Quilt: Flower Hexaptych

Flower Hexaptych

Jesus is love
By Catherine Parkinson
90 cm x 135 cm
Each square is 45 cm x 45 cm


Painted whole cloth quilt. Machine quilted. Mediums used: Oils sticks, coloured pencils, textile ink, ink and thread.

Artist statement
The 6 flowers in this hexaptych grow in the region of Israel and depict the life of Christ. Each flower representing a stage in his life. Flowers have a language of their own and are a perfect representation of the cycle of human life….Planting, growth, blooming, withering and dying. Jesus was born, grew and blossomed from an infant to our Saviour. He lived, he died and though his life and resurrection we all can live forever. 
The symbolism of flowers has been used for centuries to portray an underlying hidden message to the receiver. They can remind a person of a special event or a moment. They are given to another to express love. Christ planted seeds of love where ever he went and he was a perfect example of faith, thoughtfulness and devotion to mankind. Flowers bear record that Jesus is love.  
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” - Buddha ... 
Flowers are perfect, magnificent and are an amazing miracle. As each flower produces seed and is nourished we have faith and hope that it will grow and that life and beauty will spring forth.  
“As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.” Russell M. Nelson 
We have faith and hope in our Saviour, that his atonement will provide the way to go back to our father again and there partake of eternal life and bloom to our full potential. 

Black rose

Olive branch

Star of Bethlehem

Blue Iris

Crown Daisy

White Lily

Star of Bethlehem

White lily


  1. Absolutely stunning. Each flower is beautifully and artfully quilted. You must have sat back and smiled when you finished that touching quilt.

    1. Thank you Nicki. I did sit back and smile :)

    2. Thank you Nicki. I did sit back and smile :)


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