Tuesday, June 14, 2011
"Fiery Incline" - A Three-Dimensional Art Quilt
I have been playing with the idea of creating a 3-D art quilt for some time and this fabric called out to me to try it!
The fiery oranges and rusts are set off by the black silk and fibre that have come to remind me of a forest fire on a steep slope ... can you find the charred fir needles?
This is a three-sided vessel that is 13-1/2" tall and has a 6" base. The foundation fabric was created as a strip-pieced quilt which was then cut up and stitched together again as pieces that would eventually form a vessel.
The bottom is weighted with plastic pellets so that it doesn't tip over and there are numerous embellishment techniques that have been used on the surface. It is a delightful piece that has much potential.
This entry won a Juror's Choice award at the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts July 15th.