Artwork by Jeanne Benson: www.jeannebenson.com About the Artist: "Jeanne Benson is inspired by the geometry in nature every day. She takes that inspiration into the studio and re-presents it in her appliqués, pen and ink, and pencil designs.
Two of her quilts are included in exhibitions with SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service): Ten of Spades with The Full Deck Art Quilt and Heart of Katell with Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Women Artists and Chefs. She teaches and present programs to quilt guilds and since 1988 for The Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC, and has regularly offered introduction to the basics, drafting, and design classes along with specialty workshops. In 1991 her book, The Art and Technique of Appliqué, was published, and in 1997 she received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artists Award for her work in appliqué. She has exhibited her quilts locally and nationally through galleries, art centers and quilt programs and participated in the US Department of State-s Arts in Embassies Program. Arrangement for Mixed Greens with Edible Flowers and Raspberry Vinaigrette was juried into Quilt National -05. Since 1999 Benson has exhibited with The New Image Group, a metropolitan DC area-based fiber art group."
About the Art: Applique and quilt artist Jeanne Benson creates "recipe quilts" that depict a dish's ingredients. Here, she has created a German-Italian salad out of dyed fabrics, which includes Italienischer Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and nasturtium blossoms.