Thursday, August 22, 2013
Host: Tobi Hoffman
Due: August 31, 2013
Theme: Exploring the Circle
Design Element: Circles and arcs. The circles can be part of the fabric patterns, actual full circles, and/or the quilting pattern. Let them overlap as much as you want, or make concentric circles or offset concentric circles. You can distort them or use ovals, particularly where perspective might show circles from the side.
Style: Aim for a pictorial or symbolic quilt rather than just a repetitive pattern containing circles as in traditional quilts. Mandala patterns are acceptable, but try to get away from the traditional.
The Circle, The Wheel of Fortune & The Rose Window
Circle Symbols - What Do They Mean?
http://webclipart.about.com/od/businessoffice/ss/Circle-Symbols-What-Do-They-Mean.htm or http://tinyurl.com/FFFC84-3
Plotting a Circle in Perspective (Technical)
And maybe not directly relevant, but fascinating (meaning, I couldn’t resist):
Mysterious Underwater ‘Crop Circles’ Discovered Off the Coast of Japan
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/09/mysterious-underwater-crop-circle-art-discovered-off-the-coast-of-japan/ or http://tinyurl.com/FFFC84-5
Examples in art:
The Giving Circle, by Lorraine Landroche
Lucina Lighting the Way, by Mary Veneecke
http://quiltforchange.org/2013/07/lucina-lighting-the-way-by-mary-vaneecke-of-tucson-arizona/ or http://tinyurl.com/FFFC84-7
My Dresden, by Anita Peluso
Art Made Entirely of Circles by Ben Heine
Megan Aroon Duncanson
And above all, have FUN with this!