A few years back I attended a workshop on the Cape with Elizabeth Barton. Besides being an accomplished textile artist, she’s an excellent teacher. In the weeks following the class I worked on one of the main sketches I had been working on in class but only finished it in recent months. But I also worked on some new ideas that were inspired by her class and this week I suddenly went to work on them. It’s amazing how long I can hold onto an idea before it materializes. Because I’m working in a ten inch format these days for a collaborative exchange with some other artists, I worked these old sketches into some new ten inch studies to play with my ideas. They’re basic architectural shapes and I’m calling this new series: “Attributes of Form.” The first one is playful and colorful. I called it Magical Mystery Tour:
And this one expresses an entirely different aspect of my experiences, that of an interior design student at UC Berkely, SF where I so enjoyed, much to my surprise, the art of drafting. This was just before digital drafting became the norm, and it’s where my love of line and architecture developed. If you look closely, you can see the quilting stitching throughout the series imitates the drafting lines of a plan.
Now, I’m going over to see what’s up over at Nina Marie’s today! Join me! Ha- we’re writing about a very similar experience!