|Cellular Junction, 2009 17" x 8"|
The two other pieces, "Red Winged Blackbird" and "Standing on Sacred Ground" as 2-dimensional pieces. While I often use dimension in my pieces, these are probably less dimensional than most of my work even though the quilting itself adds dimension and texture and the circular wood pieces certainly stand out from the background on "Blackbird."
However, I viewed it like this. Just as an oil painter, or an artist in acrylic uses impasto and knife work, quilters use quilting to add texture. They are, inherently, pieces which are meant to hang on walls rather than have a sculptural quality. In the case of "Cellular Junction" I wanted to have the sculptural quality, even though I couldn't resist adding the fringe at the bottom.
|Redwinged Blackbird, 2009. 17 1/2? x 14 1/4"|
I was not able to go to the opening, so imagine my surprise when I picked up the pieces and discovered that I recieved a second prize in the Two-dimensional division for "Cellular Junction" and an honorable mention for :"Red Winged Blackbird!" I entered these primarily because I had them already completed, they were for sale, and I just thought they were fun. Since it was a art show, rather than a quilt show, I really didn't expect much.
I had hoped to put another piece in the Aullwood Show this year as well as put one another show, but my crazy schedule and the up-coming festivities here as well as my illness has meant that I had to let it drop. I will, however, finish the two pieces I intended for Aullwood soon.