We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
I’ve been looking at a couple of postcards of Miro paintings – really abstract ones - this is part of one of them. I really like the counterchange in the shapes as they are crossed by line. Well this piece is nothing as complex as Miro’ work – but my step in that direction! Of course with my theme of circles I needed to use circles and soon enough they turned into thought bubbles. Working on these pieces I am discovering how hard it is for me to work to a particular size, trying to make sure I fit what I want to make into that particular size and shape when I so often normally just let a quilt grow until it’s done!
I’m pleased with this one – in particular with the ‘binding’. I knew I didn’t want a traditional binding on this, and after a conversation with Laura about what can and cannot be used to finish the edges of quilts :) I found this, a soft fluffy cord that was surpisingly easy to stitch into place, I like the rough appearance to the edges. The background and the cord are my own hand dyed indigo. Also most of the fabrics in the bubbles are my own hand dyes – except for the crackle pieces that are from Ghana. Threads are a mix of metallic and rayon.
So - number 4 complete before the end of August - feeling rather pleased with myself for that! The next one may not be so easy - Sept and Oct are busy months.