Quality Time

Walking in Central Park, NYC, in the fall of 2016, made me realize what a great respite this place can be for the families and folks that live in this busy place, as well as for the tourists flocking here to experience “the big city”. Only looking up at the sky makes one realize that there is a metropolitan city just over a few blocks on the other side of the trees. This piece reflects my more common folksy style, but I did incorporate mono printing in creating the windows and fabric painting on the buildings and trees. All of the fabrics are my own hand dyed pieces.  I also used texture magic to give dimension to the trees. If you enjoy the view or if it brings a memory forward, please share below in the comments.

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QUALITY TIME ~ 2017                                                                                                                                   Mary A Ritter                                                                                                                                                        35″ wide by 38″ high                                                                                                                                           A boy can never get enough time with his dad. After a busy time in the big city, the two companions sit beside the lake in NYC Central Park, watch the model sailboats, and just enjoy some time together. The noise of the traffic, beeping horns, calling voices, and the shadows from the tall buildings are kept at a distance. This is quality time – father and son.

All rights reserved. ©Mary A Ritter 2017


Quality Time ~ 2017                                                                                                                                        Detail of buildings and trees

All rights reserved. ©Mary A Ritter 2017

About muniqueblog

Wife, mother, retired educator, emerging artist. Mary has lived in 10 states and enjoyed them all ~ Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Hawaii, California, Utah, Minnesota (return), North Carolina with long term visits to Colorado and Arizona. She likes to travel and create textile art. She has exhibited at the Page-Walker Art Gallery and History Center in Cary, North Carolina; Emerald Art Center, Springfield Oregon; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Spartanburg ArtIst Center, Spartanburg, GA; Durham-Orange Quilt Show; Minnesota Quilt Show; the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and the Quilt Fest of New Jersey.
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6 Responses to Quality Time

  1. Tracy Rodgers says:

    This is an iconic view of the city. I love your two tiered rendering of the two states of mind. And it’s beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. muniqueblog says:

    Well, Anonymous, thank you. I’m glad you came for a look see!


  3. I love the juxtaposition of the tranquil scene in the foreground against the big city in the background, and the way those trees are shielding us from the noise and busyness of the streets below the tall buildings. Very nice!


  4. Anonymous says:

    Especially like the trees!!!


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