Thursday, January 03, 2013

Silhouettes of Indian Dancers




Auspicious numbers in the Indian culture end with one..11, 21, 51, 101, 501 etc.

The silhouettes emphasize the form and movement of the hands, feet, clothes and even the hair of the eleven dancers. Om is the text in the quilt.

9 comments:

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

The yellow background is wonderful. Are the figures done in reverse applique?

Peggi Yac said...

Your dancers are very graceful, especially their arms. I also like the contrast of black on yellow.
Peggi

Meena said...

Thanks.
The figures are appliques that are fused..They were designed in Make the Cut software and cut with my laser cutter.

fastfriday said...

Thisl cvhallange seems to be about grace and movement as well as numbers and I feel you have captured it beautifully.

Pat Havey

ann said...

This is GORGEOUS! I really love it. Lots of movement. I just wish we could also post details.

CD MacKenzie said...

I'd love to see a larger photo of your piece. The stitching looks impressive and I'd like to see it better. Your dancers have such a lovely sense of movement. Also, it looks like your placement of them is in a spiral from the bottom right (closest dancer image to the center (furthest away dancer image). Is that just what I imagine I see or did you have an intention to do that? BTW, can you tell me where the text is in the quilt? Nice job Meena!

Meena said...

Thanks.
Yes, the last challenge does have me thinking spirals!

The text is Om at the top.

I posted some detail shots on my blog,
http://meenaschaldenbrand.blogspot.com/2013/01/silhouettes-of-indian-dancers.html

Tobi said...

A wonderful treatment of the dancers, with the feel of India in each one, which I also see in colors and the architecture of the arch.

Lisa Quintana said...

Very nice job. I also like how you handled the arch and architectural ornament.