My inspiration piece for this challenge was chosen by a friend of mine, Beth G. She had seen the work of Aaron Karp in a gallery in Santa Fe and was struck by the colors, shapes and textures of his work. So she challenged my fiber art group to use one his paintings, Granada, to use as our starting point for a piece of original fiber art.
|Granada by Aaron Karp|
I will admit I stared at this painting for a while. Several things grabbed my attention: the circles imposed over the grid, the texture of the cross-hatched lines, the colors. After a bit of thought I decided to focus on a small section of the picture. I enlarged a section and printed it out.
And cut some strips. Some were slightly curved, all were cut without using a ruler. I like my strips and pieces to be "organic."
I placed strips on my design wall and, when I was happy with the combinations, I started to sew the strips together:
I used both solids and textured fabrics, mostly tone-on-tone:
I pieced the quilt in three sections, each one slashed with lines:
|Strat Study #1|
At this point, I realized that the quilt had somehow morphed into a geological study. And coincidentally, my latest series is based on rocks and minerals. How did that happen?
At studioQ, my fiber art group, we all shared our pieces based on Aaron Karp's painting. I love our different interpretations!
Be sure to visit the other Blog Hop participants this week. The other blog hop participants for Monday are:
Bea @ beaquilter (http://www.beaquilter.com/)
Check them out and see some FABULOUS work!