2016 Akua Lezli Hope

Akua Lezli Hope
Southern Finger Lakes
New York
United States of America

The Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York State includes urban areas  but is predominantly rural, full of farms, fields and woodlands.

There are many species in our lands. The work includes red cardinal that sparks winter views, the black bear that lumber near my home, deer for the  many that graze near and sometimes run past parked cars, and the ever-present squirrels. The maple and oak leaves stand for two of our indigenous trees, the tree represents my beloved native catalpa, whose heart shaped leaves and fragrant flowers appear each year outside my front door. Our currency included a 5-cent piece that used to bear the image of a bison — the American buffalo, and though they didn’t run in this region, its iconic head is included in this work.


  1. This is a work of art Akua, all of it is beautiful, and so well made - gorgeous!

  2. Evocative and Beautiful…
    …and thank you for the Bison…a symbol of the price of progress and of our ignorance…

  3. I love the shapes and the way you've connected them. Really nice!

  4. nibby4169/17/2016

    I really love your squirrel applique. How can I have the pattern? Since I couldn't find in revelry. Please let me know. Thank you in advance ��

    1. Hi nibby416, as far as I know there will not be a pattern for any of the fiber artworks here. This is all FreeForm, which means creating things intuitively without a pattern for a one-of-a-kind project.

    2. nibby4169/17/2016

      Dear Cyra, thank you for your reply. I saw this squirrel applique in the revelry. The pattern is 1$ but no purchase button. I love this applique a lot, so I try to find it. In this time, i dont know how to find it.


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