‘Fabricated’ Ballona Wetlands Tribute to Be Installed at Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Flowers will be blooming, perhaps not just where you might expect; a group of creative texile artists have crafted  a unique reflection of the Ballona Wetlands, and will be hanging it for all to enjoy at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library.

What began as a project from the Knitting Group expanded into a multi-layered fiber art project. When Librarian Kelly Conn mentioned to the “It would be nice to have something more colorful in the homework section.” 

Nancy Anderson Kuechle, long time library activist and President Emerita of the Culver City Friends of the Library offered “This yarnscape was created by a group of stitchers, crafters and members of the Culver City Friends of the Library as an artistic representation of the Ballona Wetlands. The flora and fauna are obviously not to scale, and we have used creative license in showing flowers blooming and animals roaming the wetlands all at the same time. We hope you will find it interesting, educational and decorative. We also hope to raise awareness of the wonderful resource that can be found so close to our neighborhoods.”

The textile piece, which is 82 inches wide and 60 inches tall, we be installed soon. 

Contributors to the yarnscape were Susannah Baxendale , Judy Blake , Nancy Cousineau , Sandi Eliga , Lise Friedman , Cathi Green-Bratton , Roz Henderson , Elaine Hirohama , Erika Hoekstra, Juanita and Craig Jepson, Fran Kissel, Tricia Krause ,Nancy Kuechle , Michael Laase, Rosie LaBriola, Jan Perez, Cindy Salkin, Iris Takashima, Rita Wynne , Aileen Zeidman.

Judith Martin-Straw

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