Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Finished Thousand Words Piece(s)!

"Belle Grove I"
17" by 20 ½"

"Belle Grove II"
17" by 20 ½"

Detail from "Belle Grove I"

Detail from "Belle Grove II"

Both of these were inspired by the photography of Walker Evans.  Members of Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists were invited to create art to hang in the venue where the play, "A Thousand Words" by Gwendolyn Rice (more about it is here) will be produced.  It will run January 19 through February 5, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin at the Overture Center (here), and at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (here) from February 16 through March 11, 2012.  The artwork is for Madison only, I believe.

Both are made from my hand-dyed cottons.  After I made "Belle Grove I" from a lightly dyed piece of cotton sateen,  I was hungry for color.  So I drew up a pattern and did "Belle Grove II" in colorful hand-dyes -- it is all pieced, where "Belle Grove I" is wholecloth with thread and ink.  I used wool batting so that it would poof where it was lightly quilted.

I may have more information about where and when the artwork will be displayed -- I will post that info as it becomes available.


Quilt or Dye said...

Wow! What a difference technique and color make in the finished quilt.

Chris Daly said...

WhooHoo! I'm glad you waited to post this project with both pieces together. Both are so different. Spectacular finish. Hope I get to see them in person.

Robbie said...

Congrats! So good for your work to be on exhibit for others to appreciate and enjoy!!

Lynne said...

Very interesting! I'm impressed by them both.