Monday, November 4, 2013
In my early days of college, I use to paint abstracts. I used a lot of geometric shapes (triangles were my thing then!) and I deconstructed the shapes, leaving some edges intact, others were disintegrating, some of the shapes melted into the next. I liked the organic feel-- the way the hard bits were melted into softer, more natural elements.
Lately I've been pulled back to quilting and illusion and as I sat down to fiddle with some new design ideas, I found myself in Photoshop manipulating some urban pictures I had taken. Stretching things out, adding filters and so on. The image was then pulled into Pattern Maker and I started to play with flipping squares, deleting bits here and there. This is the end result. It's actually quite small, which I think, once stitched, will make it quite dynamic.
I'm currently working on a quilt idea and I think that this might work into that. More details as I go!