Busy here and time to do some blogging about some of it! Sometimes I get caught up in details or in phases which is more what it’s been for me here. Seems so unproductive but quite necessary sometimes to get back to basics. Not that I’ve nailed anything down yet but one thing I’ve been exploring is various ways to finish my quilts. I’ve been surprised to hear to some people say they didn’t think it’s appropriate to mount art quilts onto frames as one does with fine art. Not so for me. I like to see it stretched on a frame sometimes. For this one I simply mounted it on a piece of foam core board, backing, batting and all at once. Now, I might mount that on top of a frame or I might just hang it as it is with some wire on the back- nice and light that way.
The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.