Friday, 30 November 2018

L'homme vert


What I am enjoying most about this series is discovering and learning about so many new artists.  Thank you everyone.

I loved the graphic side of Lurcat's work.  I would love to have experimented with a lino cut because I was so impressed by what the others had done before but time and circumstances were against me - this time.  And then the idea of a notan-style interpretation popped into my head.  Having drawn it out and ironed it onto fabric, I started cutting it out and immediately realised I had been crazy.  It was so intricate and with so many fiddly shapes.  I'm surprised I didn't mis-cut anything.  It was when I was struggling with the second 'man' that I remembered a friend has a CriCut machine and I could have asked her to cut it for me.  Too late, so this is all my hand work!


I had intended to put the cut-out on square but when I laid it out I liked it on point better.  Had I known I could have made it bigger (and less fiddly!).  Below are the pieces that inspired me.




Thanks Jinnie, Hilary


9 comments:

  1. This is a beautifully executed piece of work and your colours and design are really great. Your quilting brings it altogether into a lovely piece of work.

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  2. Great quilt, Hilary, and lovely colours. I agree that being on point is better and more organic.

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  3. Just love your technique. It is a very striking piece. The lime green sings against the blue.

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  4. This is lovely Hilary. I like the way you've interpreted a design with a Notan technique (almost like a Hawaiian quilt too!). The two colours really zing and your quilting works well with this.

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  5. Isn’t it amazing how everyone sees different things to inspire them in each artist. This is a beautiful piece Hilary, and very Hawaiian too.

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  6. It made me think of a hawaiian quilt too when I first saw it. Looking at it this time, I've only just noticed how you did the notan. I love the colours and shapes, but it must have been really fiddly to cut: you are brave, and lucky not to have made a mistake!

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  7. Wow, this is wonderful Hilary and another very different take on this artists work. I also love the variety of new artists, it is an added bonus for me.
    Congratulations on your patience and cutting✂️✂️✂️ skills.

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  8. Great use of this technique, but perhaps the linocut might have been easier in the end :) YOur choice of quilting for this piece is wonderful.

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  9. So Hawaiian-looking; even looks like a piece of Mola work from the San Blas islands. Very striking and well done Hilary.

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