Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blue Form


This could have been any color, but since the challenge was blue....  Yes, it's sculptural, but note that it is composed of five sections, each of which has backing, batting, and front fabric, all quilted before assembly.  So, is it still an art quilt or quilted art? Do art quilts have to be flat, 2-D?  You make the call.  Feedback is welcomed.

It's 9" tall and approximately 10" wide.  It's not a a soft sculpture; it's hollow.  Contour mesh (aluminum screening) adds structure to the lower portion.

Robert Hartley

13 comments:

Marilyn Wall said...

Love it, great job.

Jan said...

Nice to see quilting used in a 3-dimensional format! Love it!

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FoulkeArt said...

What a beautiful piece! The fabrics are lovely, and the entire effect is stunning! Is the outer fabric on the base hand-dyed?

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

Very nice! Have you done this type of work before, or is this a new venture for you?

ann said...

This is totally FABULOUS! Glad I only specified color. I never thought about something like this. Soooooo creative.

fastfriday said...

Yes, the outer fabric is hand-dyed. I did it a couple years ago and thought it was the perfect choice when I came across it again in my stash.

I've worked both dimentionally (in distinct, separate layers, but still basically flat) and sculpturally for a while now. My very first posting on FFFC was a quilted but sculptural piece for the Loop challenge. I enjoy working this way to get out of the box.

Thanks for the feedback.

Robert Hartley

fndlmous said...

I love to see someone using the FFFC as a real challenge, and coming up with a truly unique piece,such as this. I think hand dyes always add a certain something to quilted work.

Linda Mac said...

Very nice piece. And I love the shadows in the photography as well.

Tobi said...

I like your forays into 3-D, Robert, and love the look of this piece. I wonder if it a glass of water could be set inside so that it could really be used as a vase.

Meena said...

Love the 3D aspects!

Pat Havey said...

Beautiful 3d . Your photography is excellent. It adds so much to the piece when one can't see it in person.

Anne Sonner said...

Great shape. I don't have a clue how you made it.