I have a huge list of quilts that I want to make taped to the wall in my studio and rumbling around in my head. I have a few quilters that have hugely influenced me and continue to do so. So why am I fumbling around, ping ponging from idea to idea? Why have producing comfort quilts sort of ground my gears to a halt? Why have I not accomplished any landscape quilts in two years? Too much swamp and indecision and scattered attempts.
In particular, when I visited the Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens, I had a lot of cognitive dissonance and connectedness to the visual treats. I am not a writer, so as I tried to jot down my ideas, nothing jelled. However, when I thought of images, similar concepts and visuals came together. You are by now convinced I am looney tunes or you are curious to read on (are you with me, Julie?).
Chihuly is a master of color, shape, and making more of what you see or think you see. He uses reflections to extend his work and to make that mystery of what is seen give you all sorts of surprises.
More continued whacks next post, I have to go pick myself up.
|Red Reeds with reflection|
|Flowers with underside reflection|
|Shape is extended beyond water surface|