Whither the Waterfront | Social Issues

Whither Waterfront Resized
56.5″ high x 40.5″ wide
Photography by Douglas Sandberg

This quilt offers a dystopian vision of what sea-level rise might do to San Francisco’s iconic downtown. It deconstructs images of real buildings at the water’s edge and reconstructs them … in different places, off-kilter, partially submerged. Embroidery hints at an added threat: seismic upheaval.


Water (online), Marin Society of Artists, Jan. 30–March 31, 2023
Shifting Tides, mounted by seven SAQA regions, April 19, 2019–Sept. 12, 2021

• Works/San Jose, San Jose CA, April 19–May 5, 2019

• Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner WA, June 26–Sept. 29, 2019

• Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg OR, March 3–April 25, 2020
• International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage AK, Sept. 4–26, 2020

• Pratt Museum, Homer AK, Oct. 9–Dec. 19, 2020

• Visions Art Museum, San Diego CA, Jan. 16–April 4, 2021

• Olive Hyde Art Gallery (online), Fremont CA, April 18–June 27, 2021 

• Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove CA, July 16–Sept. 12, 2021