Thursday, December 06, 2012

Golden Spiral

26" x 17"

12/9/12 -- I just took a new photo of Golden Spiral with better lighting, which lets the spiral show up much better.

I had not intended such a literal depiction of the challenge theme here, it just happened that way!  When I described the challenge to my husband, he told me of a dream he had been waken out of with the sense of falling into a swirl of gold, and describing it to another friend, he remembered an old image of himself falling off a tall cliff and flying.  So both of these dreams became embodied in my piece.

The background uses the Fibonacci sequence in widths, going from bottom to top.  I used various tulle fabrics in these layers, dark green tulle doubled in the bottom, single in the second line, then the fabric that was under that by itself in the double-width, a lighter blue-green tulle over mottled green/white fabric, then a white tulle with a yellow swirl as the background behind the figure about to fall off the cliff.  The cliff itself has a layer of black mesh to tone down the rather bright gold on dark brown.  The spiral is a bright gold cord, which comes across as rather duller than it really is.

Thank you, Silvia, for this challenge!  I welcome any comments.


fastfriday said...

;the golden swirl and coloration brings your eye down and increases the desire to jump and float with the swirl. Very interesting piece.

Pat Havey

Silvia "OrkaLoca" Dell'Aere said...

Hi Tobi! Wow your piece is very complex and I like how you've rendered the challenge. May favourite part in your quilt is the little man and his pose. It really seems one inch away from falling, it gives to me a sense of expectation and anticipation... will he fall? is he just looking?

I also like the shape of your quilt, like a big monolith stone.

Thank you tobi for this quilt!

Linda Mac said...

I love your use of colors in the background. The Fibonacci sequence works well. The shape of the piece makes you follow the diver off the cliff and into the spiral. Very nice.

California Fiber artist and composer said...

Tobi This is incredible. I love the unusual shape which looks like a rock.