Fabric collage created by children and adults based on the painting: Creeping Shadows, Vallejo, 1926, by early California painter, Douglas Fraser.
This fabric collage was created at a first time event "Outside the Walls" event on the theme of Sustaining the Natural World.
Using fabric is a metaphor for the weaving of fibers to create a whole community, much like the hundreds of species that create the whole of the oak woodland habitat. The project provided the opportunity to educate about how artists historically have come to this area to depict its beauty. It is also an opportunity to educate about the importance of preservation of oak woodlands for the health of humans and all biota that depend on their existence.
It is my wish in offering this project to inspire people to explore the oak woodlands in their backyards and wildlands in creative ways and actively help preserve them for the future.
This is one of the 41,000 oak trees on the 550 acres slated for the Monterey Downs Development, unless it can be stopped. This painting was painted onsite over the course of five visits to the land.
What do you love enough to take action to save?
Purchase of this painting, and other pantings of this series, supports the ongoing need to raise awareness about this beautiful land, home to animals of special concern and rare maritime chaparral habitat.