Saturday, June 22, 2013
When I think about starting a new work, I like to look at layouts, or compositions for inspiration. It's nice to have them in color, but not necessary for the ideas to jell.
I think of art work starting with a division of space.
These are photos of details of a couple of quilts hanging in my room. I made the parts without much planning, just putting scraps together, and letting them do their own thing. Now years later, I see compositions formed with lines and solid shapes. And I imagine them 50 times larger than they are here. Big bold areas of color, accented with line and in some cases, tiny dots.
I could refer to these as fabric sketches for future works.
Looking at composition like this gets my juices flowing. Think BOLD color blocks.
Nothing too detailed or fussy, please.
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