Out of the Ashes
39" H x 62" W
Out of the Ashes is part of a series that studies the effect of shifting values across the canvas of the quilt from two directions simultaneously. The work was inspired by the hope that the anticipated change of political leadership would bring the US out of the ashes and into the light.
Tickling the Ivories
28" H x 45" W
Tickling the Ivories was inspired by the opportunity to submit an artwork for consideration into Fiber Artists Coalition exhibition, Got Jazz. My goal was to capture the sense of movement, sound and contrast between the lit stage and dark smoky audience that is experienced when attending a jazz jam session.
Thinking in Green
54" H x 54" W
64" H x 48" W
Entwined is part of a series that studies the effect of shifting values across the canvass of the quilt from two directions simultaneously. This is the first example where the shifting values recede to the background allowing the bold, hot, oversized rickrack to dominate and provide focus to the foreground.
30" H x 42" W
Balancing Act is one of a series of quilts that explores shifting value across the quilt canvas from opposing directions. It also addresses the question of what happens when positive and negative space is observed both on the diagonal and asymmetrically.
30" H x 42" W
Insomnia was inspired by sleeplessness moments of observing headlights play across a bedroom ceiling in the wee hours of the night. The lines of ribbon match the jagged angles of the cathedral ceiling. Insomnia continues my exploration of shifting value across a quilt from opposing directions, which results in an intriguing display of light, shadow and darkness. Embellishments include commercial ribbons and hot fix Swarovski crystals.
Hope Springs Eternal
30" H x 18" W
The promise of each impending season provides hope of future delights and a new perspective. The seasons are implied through their palettes from the shimmer of snow in winter to the hot sun and cooling water we seek in the summer. Seasons do not make abrupt changes from one day to the next. Instead there is a period of transition or instability when two seasons straddle each other. In order to capture the overlap each season has a fabric that is passed forward or back. Winter is depicted twice to signify the repetition of seasons from year to year.
Breaking Through Depression
40" H x 50" W
Breaking Through Depression is one of a series of quilts that explores shifting value across the quilt canvass from opposing directions. In particular this work examines what happens when the shift glides through a black and white palette to a color palette and back.
First Snow Revisited
48" H x 42" W
First Snow Revisited examines what happens when the concept of value shifting, originally explored in First Snow across a square quilt canvas, is applied on a vertical rectangular canvas.
27" H x 27" W
First Snow is the last of a series of three quilts based on alternating blocks. It is the inspiration for the Shifting Values series.