Friday, April 27, 2012

Horror Vacui Or Cenophobia?

I learned about this term during a lecture at the School of The Art Institute. Professor Yood was talking about Chicago artists and one of the characteristics of an artist from Chicago is often "horror vacui".
If you look at the wiki article and then again at my quilt, my quilt seems almost empty in comparison.

I don't really think I'm unstable, but I am enjoying adding more and more detail to this quilt top. I'm putting this image up now, which is a few weeks old, so that I don't wander upstairs and work on it and forget to come down and update the picture on my blog.

I've decided that each section should have at least two details within each band. For example, see the purple triangles around the upper right circle? Those need to have another shape on them. And I'm going to put more circles on the curvy bands, one has turquoise curves on purple (Upper right corner), another is the turquoise against the orange. I have no clue how I will quilt it, I might even bead around each shape.

 I've been working on this quilt for at least a year, maybe two even. I'm taking it slow and enjoying it. These shapes are all fused, no turned edges for me!

Here's a link to the wikipedia entry

What do you think? Have you ever obsessed over a surface?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My show in The Quilt Show

My episode on The Quilt Show, with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, will be free for one week, April 15 to April 22.

Follow the link above. There is also a coupon code for a 20% discount if you decide to join. The code is:

I hope you go see it. I had a lot of fun taping it. And I seem to be a lot calmer than I am in "real life".