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By Barb Forrister (Austin, TX)
  • Size: 85" W x 29" L
  • Entry: #1600-009 - Embellished, any size but miniature


  • Overall Award for Creativity, Small
  • Second Place in Embellished, any size but miniature


Shangrila is a 3 Dimensional Tryptic created with soft sculpted flowers on a hand painted/inked background with silk screened surface design foliage. The flowers include Tiger Lilies, Calla Lilies, Irises, Lilacs and Tea Rose bushes, and a variety of imaginary wild flowers. It was inspired from dozens of photos and a desire to plant a 3 dimensional garden. As a fiber artist, I am constantly looking for different mediums that can be used to add lift and yet be pliable enough to sculpt; others that remain flat but still provide texture. For me, it is the next place my art is taking me and I am enjoying the ride!


Hand Applique. Machine Applique. Machine Quilting. Machine Embroidering. Other. Painted/Inked. Soft Sculpted 3 Dimensional Flowers. Beaded. Thread Painted. Silk Screened. Stamped. Embellished. Hand and Machine Appliqued. Machine Quilted.

Design Source

Original design.

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