Thursday, April 28, 2011
Thanks for a fantastic challenge. When I first began to read the challenge I went right to the Andrew Goldsworthy site and was blown away by the images. I love his use of negative space. I quickly jumped into my piece. A while ago I had seen a segment on QA TV about using a quilt-on-top-of-a-quilt and I decided to explore that technique in this challenge. I tried to make the background flow through both quilts, reversing it in the top quilt to play up the positive/negative space. Once the quilt was done I actually went back and read the specifics of the challenge and realized I needed a natural element. As an afterthought I added the four small shells in the corners of the smaller quilt which makes it appear to be riveted to the larger quilt. For the most part, I'm happy with the results, but I can see myself further exploring both the concepts of Goldsworthy and the technique of two quilts combined in one piece.
Measurements are 15" x 25". Comments would be appreciated.