Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What do You Think?

I can't take credit for these pieces. They were designed by Liz Berg for her collages series and used by her students for her Advanced Design online class. The exercise was to take one of Liz's pieces and recreate using the same shapes but with different color combinations.

The first shows a triadic color scheme. The next shows texture. Then comes monochromatic, and then using plain solids.
Then look at the differences and decide which is a better piece of art and why.

What do you think?

I found this exercise to be helpful in showing what a difference a change in fabric could make.

Give it a try.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

"The River" premieres

Today, our 20 foot-long sliced quilt, "The River" premiered at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts Film Festival where quilts, and a film highlighting women in the Arts were showm to honor Women's month. There are 20 - 12" x 36" slices of this panoramic scene. I happen to be #17, 4th from the end.

Try as I might, I couldn't figure out how to make these photos look like a panoramic shot. I've posted them in order so you can get an idea of how they span the 20 feet.

Many of these pieces are painted. The first piece, by Genie Becker, shows the fog-shrouded cliffs of the Sonoma Coast. It is spectacular in person.

I love the umbrellas that are 3-D, done beautifully by Nancy Mc Dermott. I'm missing a piece here, I think.

The following photo shows the artists. I would name them all here, but my short-term memory lapse is showing itself. I apologize to all for this.