A4 Art Quilt challenge December 2014 Architecture

The December theme was Architecture. /definitions…

  • the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings.
  • the style in which a building is designed or constructed, especially with regard to a specific period, place, or culture.
  • the complex or carefully designed structure of something.

That was a difficult them for me because my work is more organic.  I chose door number three: the complex designed structure of something…an art quilt.

Architecture theme 2014
Janice Paine Dawes December 2014 Challenge Architecture

This was constructed by first strip piecing hand painted and hand dyed scraps for the background. Then I added scraps from my Seashore themed artist trading cards from this month. Those were positioned on the background and wonky machine stitching  holds it all together. I have a Styrofoam block I made and I printed this all over in black for depth. A few wonky hand stitches to go with my commitment to adding slow stitching to my work and I called it done.

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6 thoughts on “A4 Art Quilt challenge December 2014 Architecture

  1. fantastic way to subdue chaos and bring order into the image, yet still retain the sense of randomness. clever. beautiful textures, patterns, colours, wisely placed tonal values. well done!! love that cerulean and ultramarine blue up top

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