31 March 2011

“Artifact: Telephone” Complete


The second in the Artifact series, “Telephone” is now quilted and showing a lot more personality.

The numbers are pretty sketchy but they were fun to do.  I always learn something about an object when I draw it, because I have to observe it very closely, breaking it down into shapes then details. 

I guess that’s why I choose maybe mundane items for my subjects so often.  I always think I’ll find something new about them. 

I forgot (or I never knew) that there is no “Q” or “Z” on a phone dial.  (see detail image below).  And the letters start at 2 instead of 1.  Why do I care about this stuff?  I don’t know.  Like I said, I like seeing things I never noticed before. 

Then I started wondering, “Why do they even have letters at all?”  I really can’t figure out what their purpose could be.  If you know, please leave a comment.



1 comment:

  1. This came out wonderfully - but that doesn't surprise me! I like the idea behind this series of Artifacts.
    I never really thought about why we have letters before. Our phone number prefixes used to be based on words; for example a # starting with UN1- (Union 1) and CH5- (Cherry 5) and we used to say the word when giving our phone #. AND, I remember in the small town where we used to summer we didn't even have to dial all 7 digits - I still remember our ph# 4-5382
    It appears there is a least a dialing hole for the #1.


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