Art Every Day, Saturday February 2, 2013
Here is today's piece. I have fallen head over heals in love with cheesecloth. It is so versatile and malleable. In this piece, I began by dividing by background into a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio with red and gray. Then used cheesecloth to both hide and accentuate where the two colors came together. The addition of pure black to frame the line and the square draw the eye to the tied rattail detail. The red background is stitched with "combs" which contain line and a slight curve whereas the gray background is quilted with circles. This juxtaposition of styles in quilting draw attention to the large negative space. The piece could risk be boring without it.
Well, I'm off to teach a gang of women about color,