Friday, April 29, 2011

Iris Worthy of Goldsworthy



This was a fun and exciting challenge and I am very happy to have been able to finish this before leaving for a week in Cambria, CA. After browsing through several pages of Andy Goldsworthy's artwork, I realized that he often works with circles/bubbles, one of my favorite shapes to work with, both in form and in quilting motif. The bubbles lended themselves well in forming the stem, while leaflike shapes suggest the garden grounds. All of these shapes are used as quiting motifs as well. I haven't added quilting to the borders and don'tknow if they really need to be quilted - what do you think?
Ann - formerly in Walnut, but now in Fallbrook.

5 comments:

Julia in NZ said...

A beatuiful piece, Ann. I love the circles for the stems, the blue leaves and the additional irises in the quilting. The stitching is awesome. The whole thing glows.

Louise said...

This is a beautiful piece Ann. Your colors are well chosen and the Iris really comes forward off of the background. How you interpreted the stem is lovely! The quilted background is very nice and you have done a wonderful job on this piece. Have fun at your workshop.

:Diane said...

Glowing is the word I was thinking of, too. Very lovely.

fastfriday said...

Whimsical and elegant at the same time. I love the stem. Ticia

LAQuilts said...

Very good, I love your backgrounds especially the ghost irises. I like how you took different elements to represent the stem rather than just the expected lines.