Monday, April 30, 2012

Lady Arbor



I have been fascinated with the principles of Gestalt, and in this piece tried to use as many as I could. The sky is woven using many different fabrics for texture and contrast, the repeating shapes represent Proximity. The birds swooping from top, across the quilt and out the side show Continuation. The repeating shapes of the birds- Similarity; the bird flying in the opposite direction-Anomaly; The tree/lady- Closure.

The tree is appliqué cut in one piece using a suede cloth, and the leaves are 'beaded’ netting. The birds are appliqués made from a copper tissue lame fused to a copper suede cloth.

Your comments gratefully received...

Cherie

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Cherie, this is amazing.... lyrical and charming and mystical all at once! (You had a head start and I'm so glad you did!)....

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Thanks Wendy. Actually, I didn't start early. I had a rough sketch of
just the tree that I did while researching, but I didn't begin work on it until last Thursday. It sort of grew together on its own. I just pulled out a pile of fabrics and let them speak to me...such fun!
Cherie

Louise said...

You have put a lot of thought into your piece and it shows! Of course, the tree is the focal point, but that background is the real eye catcher. Love how it seems to be floating and flowing out of the quilt. Just a suggestion, but perhaps you could have created more interest by moving the tree a little more one way or the other. To my eye it appears very centered. Love the birds in flight and the curves that are so pleasing to look at. Done very well indeed!

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

I love that tree shape,and I agree with Louise that the sky is magical--it almost seems to move, although the shape of the tree and the moving birds help. The whole is greater than the parts!

SusanPI said...

This is mystical- the weeping tree seems to talk with its movement, The birds add the color as they venture on their journey. Copper tissue - awesome.