Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Hunterwasser - How my brain works

I assumed that my piece would be inspired by Hunterwasser's use of colour, but when I looked at my books what caught my eye was the busyness of his work, the small details, the concentric lines. I was also taken by the number of times he used head outlines and when I came to a painting that, to me, resembled a brain, the link was made. Probably because this was at a time when I had more things to do than time in which to do them!

Unfortunately I'm in the English Lake District with fellow CQ members and my book isn't. I can't find an image of the painting that helped things click  on the web so will post details later.

For my piece I actually used a small detail from another painting that references the concentric circles, but I also liked the lines running through the middle which to me represented those sudden shock of remembering things yet to be done.
I've worked on top of a piece that I made for the CQ Horizon challenge as the piecing, in the central area, of small irregular shaped scraps of fabric represents both how I like to work and how my brain can feel at times with lots of ideas jostling together!!!!


11 comments:

  1. Impressive - both your piece and your thinking behind it. The myriad jigsaw pieces of the brain with flashes of inspiration. And you still managed the include the circles - the brain whirring away?

    Did you really cut a piece out of your Horizon quilt???

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    1. I used the top half of my Horizons piece and stitched the coloured border pieces onto the top of it!

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  2. Very clever interpretation. The fairly simple design does not over shadow the complexity of what actually has gone on to put it all together.

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  3. You have definitely got the whirling brain idea. And the pieced background of the circle adds, in a subtle fashion, to the business of it. I like it!

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  4. Very interesting, even the variegated thread used in your quilting give the impression of a busy brain.

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  5. Well done, and a very different interpretation of Hunterwasser.

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  6. I like the clarity of your design and the colours you have chosen.

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  7. Busy brain! What a great concept of Hundertwasser's work! The various shapes, concentric circles and the variegated thread provide movement and imagination to a head full of ideas!!

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  8. Very different interpretation of his work and I like the fact that you have simplified his busyness with your own interpretation. Well done.

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  9. Very clever idea, great outcome. Lovely quilt.

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  10. It's very hard to add anything when you're the last person to post. I love the image, and especially the thinking behind it.

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