Criss-cross Rhythms

22" X 45"; fiber, hand-dyed and commercial fabric, pieced; hand and machine quilted, embroidered; with bead embellishment

The Trinidadian/West African fusion group, Osibisa, began their first album with the lines, "Criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness. We're gonna start these happy vibes right from the root, and the root is early one morning in the heart of Africa." This is my attempt to express those words in fabric.