Art Every Day, Friday, January 25, 2013
Here is today's new piece, in two orientations. The way I designed it on the bottom and the way I believe it should hang on the top. Note how the squares on the upper half of the piece shown in the bottom photo look as though they might make the piece topple over on you whereas all of the squares in the photo on the top look as though they are moving out toward you, flowing from the bottom.
My reason for doing this piece, which is very similar to one that I made earlier but with circles, was to see how adversely effected the foreground of warm colored squares would be by the highly decorative triple clam shell design stitched in the cool negative space. I was very pleasantly surprised by the fact that the background stitching has not overwhelmed the foreground. The color as well as the on top positioning of the squares is trumping the texture in the background. Plus, the quilting is quite heavy and is contributing to the color of the background's desire to recede. All in all, a very good study!
Off to the studio to dye!
P.S. Thanks again to both Steph and Christa for your comments. I can't tell you enough how nice it is to get feedback on these design studies. I'm so glad you're journeying with me.