The group blog of twelve quiltmakers and textile artists scattered around the world in 7 countries and across four continents. Our aim is to create a small quilt every three months.
The theme is chosen by the members in turn.
Our website: www.12bythedozen.weebly.com
For my first piece with you all I chickened out and played safe. Lots of my quilts represent people, and especially faces, so I was glad to find Lundstrøm had several for me to think about. He is an artist that was previously unknown to me, so I enjoyed finding out little about his work, so thanks Mai-Britt!
I chose 'Seated Nude' as it is very different from my usual style - so thought it would be good to really examine the shapes and colours he used to created his figure.
'Seated Nude' Vilhelm Lundstrøm (1940)
I focused just on her face. Using the computer I played about with the colour of a cropped image - to understand better how Lundstrøm had created a face from such simple shapes. It was very informative.
Using leftover hand dyed fabrics from many different different projects I was able to gather together enough of the right values and hues to create the 'original' face.I drew the colour block shapes onto plain paper to create a pattern, then transferred this to fusible web.
For the quilting, I decided to simply follow the contours of the shapes. And this is how she turned out.
I can't say I love it, but it was an interesting exercise and it made me think!
I've decided to make these pieces into a collection in their on right and mount them onto stretcher bars - be interesting to see how it all develops.