Central section of “Above Mobile Bay” completed

May 4th, 2012

GulfQuest, a new maritime museum in Mobile, Alabama set to open in 2013, has commissioned a batik on silk installation for their atrium. Architectural firm Lyons/Zaremba designed the art to be three bowed panels suspended above viewer in the shape of ship’s sails. Seven sections must be waxed and dyed separately then sewn together and seamed with bias cuts to complete the design. Mary Edna is excited to be on her second dye bath of the right panel today. The final art work will be about 21 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

Over 180 hours of woman-power were required to execute the central section. Frank Zaremba, pictured below, came for a visit to see the progress of the art last week.

Photograph by Celie Dailey.