It's signed, sealed and about to be delivered!!! And I am free to talk about it! My piece "Uncommon Edges" will be in the "Edges" special exhibit at the Long Beach International Quilt Festival July 24-26 (title "Uncommon Edges" because of the inclusion of three glass portraits with glass 'edges,' uncommon in fiber art).
In many cases, shows prohibit the sharing of work which is to be displayed for the first time at their venue. But in the case of this special exhibit, we are encouraged to get the word out. So, come on down! There is a preview night on July 23. As usual, the festival begins with classes starting on July 22.
I started blogging about this piece on February 17 (for the curious, click on "2009" in the blog archive to the right and take a trip down memory lane). Three female figures are represented in fabric and glass. Here's a taste of the evolution of one image.
Here's my sketch:
Here is my rendering of her (Savannah -- they all have names) in fiber paper. This material is used to make the bas relief image of Savannah in glass:
And here is the glass portrait:
I digitally colored the image of the fiber paper and printed it on silk. Here is the "quiltlet" I made from that print:
This process was followed for all three portraits. See previous blogs for a catalogue of all the challenges!
Here is a picture of one stage, when I was developing the overall image. The finished piece is three feet by four feet:
Anyway, I am thrilled to be able to share this now.
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