Anatomy of a Quilt
OK, now on to the quilt. I want to make a quilt that encompasses these feelings. You may say, feeling? Well... Judith DeMillo Brown has been working on her art classes at University and had to chose one artist to draw inspiration from. She chose Mark Rothco. My mind goes immediately to boxes in color. I did some research into why she found this man so inspirational. He painted pictures of feelings and invited the viewer to sit and look into the colors, many layers of colors until they could elicit the feelings behind the paintings. I decided to try my hand at doing the same with fiber.
I knew I wanted to use certain colors namely blues and greens which to me are cooling calming colors. My next dilemma was using the concepts of design and I could think of no other book the "Picture This". I personally believe this is one of the best books on design ever written so simple an elementary school art student could get it (smile) I hope everyone can get a copy of this fabulous book.
Don't laugh at the cover or even how she came upon these simple principles. They have been burned into my mind.
Next post, I will tell you about the principles I have engaged and a bit of my artist statement about this piece which had yet to be made. I am setting my intention.