Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Chrysler Building


For this challenge I wanted to do a take on one of the iconic pieces of architecture from the Art Deco era. The Chrysler building is one of my favorites; I love its style and lines. When I googled it, I found a wonderful photo with a forced perspective and used that as my inspiration. In my stash I found an older chunk of fabric depicting the nighttime New York skyline. Perfect! And while I do realize that this is far from perfect, I think it is OK for this challenge. All comments are welcome.

10 comments:

SusanPI said...

What a great idea! I love the way you shaped the building and the contrast of the colors. It is very hard to get the full effect with the dark back ground in a picture. Good job. Has kind of a dreamey effect.
Susan Ward/susanpi2

SusanPI said...

What a great idea! I love the way you shaped the building and the contrast of the colors. It is very hard to get the full effect with the dark back ground in a picture. Good job. Has kind of a dreamey effect.
Susan Ward/susanpi2

Kathy said...

Great contrast of the skyline and the main building and I love the perspective. What if you considered a geometric print for the border instead of the clouds? It might carry the "building" feeling all the way out to the edge.

Sharon Robinson said...

I love the idea of the skyscraper and the skyscraper fabric together. The way the building carries your eye up and out of the picture is very dramatic. Love the pink and gray colors and the shiny fabric that relates to the real building too, but agree maybe a different background fabric would be less distracting. I like the idea, but not the effect, of the clouds.

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

Yes, I think a geometric border would have been a better choice.

fastfriday said...

Now we all agree on the border fabric. I do love the angle depicting looking up at the building. Good omposition.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

I would like to see it with no border! The effect of the angled skyscraper against just the dark background is so dramatic on its own that the border only serves to detract from it. Nice piece
Cherie

Pam Harris said...

I have to agree with no border. Great perspective and I like the pink quilting in the darker skyline fabric.

FoulkeArt said...

This is a wonderful piece. You use of color only on the building is very effective. The perspective is done in an unusual and interesting way, and it works. I also like your background fabric and the sky fabric. Great job!

Louise said...

This may not be perfect in your eyes, but it is very well done. After all, we are not after perfection but creativity, and this piece most certainly fits the bill! The perspective on the building makes it very interesting and coupled with the colors which you used, it is the focal point. Your supporting fabric of city lights and buildings along with the sky border complete the feeling of the piece very well. I really like the varied quilting patterns which add lots of interest and movement.