2011. 55" x 38"
Many humans enjoy the wonder of a close animal encounter, but when these experiences come at a cost to the animal, the wonder becomes tarnished. Dolphins, one of the most intelligent species on our planet, suffer loss of natural habitat and pod community when they are captured and contained in parks and aquariums. At what cost to the animal - and our planet - comes when "Swimming with Dolphins"? Based on a photograph of pavement taken by Gabrielle Chwazik-Gee. Machine-appliqued and machine-quilted.