Inspired by a visit to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, I made a series of three quilts, a larger center panel flanked by two 12 x 12 inch quilts. Conversations III was donated to the 2012 Studio Art Quilt Associates online auction fundraiser. Conversations I has been juried into A World of Beauty 2012, the judged show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, and Conversations II is now for sale.
When I began this series, I thought first of the conversation my beloved Sister-in-law, her friend and I had at lunch, but then realized that there was a conversation between the architecture and the landscape, the sky and the stone in the buildings, the artists and the viewers, and in the case of these quilts: between me and the cloth/dye/thread. Yes, all of the fabric in these pieces began as white, and I dyed them. I am thrilled with how they turned out. Quilted into the sky, and written in ink onto the table and chairs (for the shadowing on the wood) are words about the art and the conversation: contrast, line, shape, form, sky, water, stone, shadow, sea breeze.....
The fabric began as white, and I custom dyed it for this series.
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Sarah Ann Smith
Hope, Maine 04847 USA