Prickly Pear Winter
Winter does come to our Arizonan desert. The thaw after a snowfall coats our Prickly Pear with ice, but the cactus will survive the unaccustomed cold. Photo by Stacie Moats 30.5 inches wide x 22.5 inches long June, 2022 On loan to 4 Common Corners group
Lowell, Arizona 2019
Lowell, Arizona, is a surprising pocket of our crumbling past, a snapshot of our American past. Although the setting appears old, this scene is from 2019. Photo by Stacie Moats 43 inches wide X 31 inches long Feb 2020 On loan to 4 Common Corners group
This nightly scene in downtown Bisbee always takes my breath away. The sunset sky, the happy lights overhead, and the historical architecture inspires me. Photo by Stacie Moats 39 inches wide x 33 inches long. Feb 2020 Sold to a private collector
Breaking the Surface
This was a pond scene from the Denver Botanical Garden. For the background, I experimented with acrylic paint on silk. The pond lily leaf is painted interfacing. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth. 34 inches wide x 50 inches long. June 2018. Sold to a private collector.
This is the view outside of my backdoor of my beloved Bisbee home. I love the stillness of a snow morning (we do have them here in southern Arizona). To get the effect of branches, I couched wool yarn onto the scene. Photo by Stacie Moats 40 inches wide x 30 inches long. May 2020 On exhibit "Weather or Not"
On a Hot Desert Highway
Nothing says "HEAT" more than driving a straight highway with shimmering heat waves ahead. Slicing between the quilting lines expose the fabric below. Quilted rectangles along the edges suggest the shimmering landscape. Photo by Stacie Moats 24 inches wide x 43 inches long February 2021 On loan to 4 Common Corners group
These are the "old west" version of ancient ruins. Part of the Kelly Mining District, the Traylor Shaft headframe slowly decomposes into the surrounding forest. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 40 inches wide x 32 inches long Aug 2017 In my private collection.
Old Mill Foundations at Copper Flats
This old mill at Copper Flats (near Hillsboro, New Mexico) attests to our history of mining. I was struck by both the stark form of the concrete foundations and the blue-green copper stains painting the walls. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth Jan 2017 Sold to a private collector
Bisbee has a downtown that retains the architecture and atmosphere of our historical heritage as an Arizona territorial mining town. I find the streets here to be endlessly fascinating. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 53 inches wide x 33 inches long Feb 2018 In my personal collection
Bisbee Mill Thickeners
The evidence of our copper mining heritage in Bisbee is everywhere. Near the pit, the ruins of the old concentrator/thickeners stand like a mining version of ancient ruins. I found their columns and shadows fascinating. Photo by Stacie Moats 50 inches wide x 32 inches long Sep 2019 In my personal collection
The Hidden Life of Trees
The world of trees is a world of sunlight and light. However, below this surface lies a world of hidden life in the dark shelter of the oldest trunks and roots. I used raw-edge applique for the bark. I let the background fabric speak of foliage and sky. Swarovski and glass seed beads suggest that hidden life. Photo by Stacie Moats 30 inches wide x 40 inches long May 2020 $800
I found these water lilies during a tour of the Denver Botanical Gardens. The morning sun lit up the interior of those blossoms, lighting up the flower from within. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 30 inches wide x 34 inches long April 2018 $350
The ground beneath us is riddled with voids and fractures that hide treasures. I placed sprays of purple amethyst in just such a hidden place. How many of these places will never see the light of day? I used raw-edge applique for the larger crystals and the rocks. I used Swarovski and glass seed beads to suggest smaller crystals shining in the dark. Photo by Stacie Moats 28 inches wide x 30 inches long June 2020 $800
The Sky According to the Forest
Looking up to the leaves above from the forest floor is the sky for ground-dwellers. Glass beads are added into the canopy to suggest sun-dappled leaves. Photo by Stacie Moats 39 inches wide x 38 inches long Sep 2020 Sold to a private collector