Art Every Day, Friday, March 29, 2013
Here is today's new piece. With it, I wanted to push the traditional ideas of how depth plays out through color and quilting. I began with a cool blue green ground set on black batting. I topped it with an offset piece of orange vintage linen which I topped with layers of green and violet. The physically highest portion on the quilt is the orange 'rosette' that is sitting on top of the violet square. It is also coming forward, but no more forward than the green horizontal stripe along the bottom right.
I quilted the hell out of everything. The space with the least quilting is the violet square, but it is stitched down along the edge and in the center when the fabric strip rosette was stitched down. I find it intriguing how both green shapes are quilted exactly the same, but the square is sitting behind the strip - this is probably because it is physically behind two other shapes whereas the green strip has nothing on top of it. Clearly physical position trumps quilting and quilting trumps color when it comes to this piece.
Well, I stayed up way too late last night so now I'm going to do something I never do, I'm going to take a nap!