Art Every Day, 1/07/13,
With today's piece, I was exploring the manipulation of line. The stamped flower is very line based. I wanted to see what would happen to those lines if I separated them; how much of the continuity would be lost, if the motif would be lost or feel incoherent. And, as usual, I also wanted to see how the stitch line played out against the shapes in the foreground.
I am quite please with how well the flower motif held it's own even when separated by about 3/8" and with how well the quilting done in the yellow green portion helps it act like a frame around the flower print.
Mostly, I really like the organic mushiness of the monks cloth and cheese cloth along the bottom and how the vintage glass buttons play on top of it and it's strange but strong relationship with the large square motifs above it. Color is so powerful. It even managed to cohere these two very diverse design elements.
It's a great start to the day.