In the meantime, here is a photo of a quilt I made this past Spring and some detail shots of it. This quilt is not at all in my usual style. I made it for a special call for entry. It didn't get accepted to that show, but I'm glad I made it. The idea just popped into my head and I had to keep on working on it madly until it was finished. Usually, I work on pieces very slowly.
I've named and renamed this quilt. Presently, it is called "Circle of Emotions". It used to be called "Spirit of Emotions". I thought of "Of Two Minds" and "The Prescience of Mind". All of them fit, but none speak to me. What about you? Here is the artist statement that goes along with it:
It is amazing how complicating emotions are and that colors can help us identify with those feelings. In this piece I tried to show two opposing sides; the fiery, passionate side with loving feelings and stormy outbursts and the colder, more calculating side where the all-knowing eye sets the gears in motion to analyze with detachment of emotion. I chose to use deeply saturated colors and many silks because of their shimmer, adding to the feelings of passion. I selected a pattern for quilting the background to represent both icicles and teardrops. And in the midst of all this complexity of feeling, the Spirit of Emotions keeps it all in balance.
|Circle of Emotions|
|Detail 1 Female figure and gears|
|Detail 2 The Eye|