Thursday, 30 November 2017

My Take on Escher

As much as I have been fascinated & intrigued by the art of tessellation it has never inspired me to produce a piece hence the simplicity of my piece and the heading 'My take".

Added to the fact that as good as all my pieces in this challenge have been whole cloth / surface design in nature I have gone with the flow.

My inspiration originally started with the tale end of a scarf I have ......


and then I applied it to a tree 'disintegrating' into birds in flight.  I made a decision to also work in colour.  The two background fabrics are a piece Hilary & I dyed when we were working on the colour range and the right hand piece Diane you may recognise.  the top was stencilled & painted.  Quilting it was a challenge but I eventually settled on the straight lines which I think work.


Personally a little disappointed in the end piece but I can live with it.




9 comments:

  1. Disappointed? I would be thrilled. It is such a clever personal interpretation! You should be really chuffed with it. The straight quilting lines allow the complexity of the tree and birds to shine through.

    Aha, Marsala makes another appearance - I remember all those experiments at getting our interpretation of 'Marsala' flapping on the washing line.

    Hilary

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  2. Phil you have no need to be disappointed - this is an inspired piece of work and if I may be so bold, one of your very best. I love every aspect of it (particularly your use of colour) and the way you have interpretated his tessellations without them being actual tessellations in the manner of Escher himself.

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  3. I love this Phil, you've done a masterful job with the leaves falling and turning into birds. A bit symbolic with the snow dyed fabric - definitely a sign of winter for us!

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  4. I agree with the others Phil. I am impressed by your liberal interpretation and love the way the tree dissolves into the flight of birds. Well done! Escher would approve.

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  5. I agree with Helena, I think Escher would approve. I envy your ability to think laterally with these challenges.

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  6. The idea of birds flying out of the tree lends itself to a magnificent Escher 'take'. Very cleverly done giving the idea of the tessellation without having to be one . I agree with your choice of straight line quilting as it enhances the design very well . I really like it Phil.

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  7. I like your interpretation: you can see the influence of Escher, but it's very definitely yours. Well done.

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  8. A truly inspired piece! I am blown away by your use of a stencil to achieve the silhouettes of a tree, leaves and birds. And having two distinct colors vertically intersect your piece as the birds fly off horizontally is downright genius!!

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  9. I agree with everybody; beautiful, clever, your own and definitely Escher. So difficult to write a review as one of the last persons ;O)

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