|Conflict No. 2|
I have mostly been working very large and most of my work has been in one series- "Conflict." Much of my work has been inspired by the conflagration in Syria- the huge displaced population, the enormous number of deaths, and Assad's gassing of his own people. And of course my own inner conflict comes out in my work.
My work has changed over the last two years. I am working a lot larger, and thin pieced lines have almost vanished from my work. In their place I have large rectangular masses and heavier lines. My pieces are laid out before I sew as opposed to my slash and sew technique. The style of my machine quilting has progressed to include a much more layered approach with many more intersecting lines.
|Detail of Conflict No 2|
|Conflict No 1/ detail|
So the interesting question for me is, "When do you listen to a mentor and when do you proceed the way you want to proceed?" I worked very large for about two years.... no small lines whatsoever. No circles, no fine piecing. And I think I learned a lot.
|Conflict No 3|
But at the end of the two year period I started to combine large shapes with finer lines, and I think that many of the pieces that I am working on are starting to click. So its not all thin lines or all thick lines, but subtle variations of the two. It is making my compositions more complex Unfortunately I can not show you this work yet, but stay tuned. I'll post some additional photos in the coming days.