In the previous post I mentioned my confusion over the concept of low volume and Barb R. cleared that up for me:
I took 'low volume' in the Modern Quilt Movement to mean something entirely different. I though it meant less pieces of color and more neutral background fabric - negative space.
So that fits in with Mies Van der Rowe who is often associated with his quotation of the aphorisms, "less is more" and "God is in the details"
To illustrate, here are two of my quilts. The first is Not Modern vs. the second which is more Modern. It's even got gray going for it, which is kinda popular in the Modern Quilt Movement.
Just to be knit-picky...here we go: Take a look at this Wikipedia definition of Modernism;
Lots of people refer to things being modern when they really mean contemporary. Contemporary is what is currently happening, or in style, or the way we are making things now. So these things are not modern by that true definition really, just the new current thing.
So a new quilt may be contemporary but not modern. And a modern quilt may be contemporary since it was made recently, but have that style that is associated with low volume or modernism.
Words. Aren't they somethin'?
I've had lots of questions on the process I am using to make the quilts featured recently. I refer you to the Process Pledge section on the sidebar. The posts found there, from the archives, have lots of pictures and descriptions which explain what I am doing. One in particular may be helpful.
I gotta say that I am loving my new studio. The light is so wonderful, and the cleanliness, being away from outside exit doors is fabulous. I didn't realize my old studio was a gateway for dust, mud and leaves. Now being upstairs means that lots of that stuff (the dawgs!) gets unloaded before it makes its way up here.
I brought up a TV and the dvd player a few days ago so I can stitch and watch Netflix in the studio. So luxurious. I am rewatching the first season of House of Cards, and then I will indulge in the second season, all primed for the intrigue I know is to come.
All I need is a bed and bathroom and I could live up here. ha!