Janet A. Marney
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Man’s first walk on the moon opened the exciting possibility of visiting other planets in the future.
Elton John’s “Rocket Man” dreams of a day when flying past the moon to work on Mars is just a routine business trip. Our hero is an ordinary man of the 1960s in blue jeans and a tie-dyed T-shirt who carries a leather briefcase. He’s thrilled to be blasting off into space again, yet he misses his wife and longs to go home to Earth. But it’s going to be a long, long time. The song shows the tension between scientific advances and their possible effect on human relationships, a cycle of loneliness and love.
My quilting lines symbolize round trips to space and back again, a regular occurrence in Rocket Man’s life. In addition, I’ve added some key lyrics. As a musician, I made sure that the number of quilted words falls within the legal copyright limit. All credit goes to genius Elton John.
Fusible machine applique, faux tie-dye, machine quilting, hand quilting, hand embroidery, hand embellishment.
Cotton fabrics including denim and jersey, plastic produce bag, faux leather, star sequins, cotton, polyester, rayon, and syntet threads.