Strata Tapestries

Mesa Strata and Prairie Strata

The question:  How to describe the hugeness of geologic time in small format tapestry, and retain the essence of the desert and prairie.  The process was one of distilling the shapes, colors, and textures, not unlike writing Haiku.  The result:  these diptychs.

Mesa Strata     10” x 10”    ©1999 Elizabeth J. Buckley                    photo credit:  Elizabeth J. Buckley

Mesa Strata     10” x 10”    ©1999 Elizabeth J. Buckley                    photo credit:  Elizabeth J. Buckley

Prairie Strata     10” x 10”    ©1999 Elizabeth J. Buckley                       photo credit:  Elizabeth J. Buckley

Prairie Strata     10” x 10”    ©1999 Elizabeth J. Buckley                       photo credit:  Elizabeth J. Buckley