Art Work

Past Present: Out of the Blue

Past Present: Out of the Blue

35 x 51.5 in.

Materials: Cyanotype chemicals overall on vintage strip-pieced quilt top consisting of cotton fabrics and cotton blends, cotton floss embroidery thread, Dual Duty thread to attach polyester/cotton binding, polyester batting.

Techniques: Cyanotype photograms of rope, hand embroidery as quilting, binding hand stitched to back.

Statement: “Out of the Blue” refers to the process used here, Prussian blue cyanotype, with serendipitous patterns resulting from cotton blends resisting the photographic chemicals. With the rope, I drew my interpretation of swooping, expansive music in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” My Past Present series incorporates traditional vintage quilt blocks and tops assembled by anonymous makers, creating contemporary statements.

Photos by Deidre Adams

 

 

 

 

 

$ 3,200.00

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