26 June 2013

New VP9 Challenge: Preconceptions

The Challenge: "Have you ever had a situation about which you formed an opinion that was later disproved? … What was it like? How did it feel? I invite you to consider one of your past preconceptions and depict your experience in an art quilt."

This challenge stumped me.  Even though I had a couple scenarios and memories to draw from, I could not imagine a way to put them into a visual design.  So instead, I decided to use the process of making this quilt to challenge my own perceptions.

I'm a planner.  Especially in the studio.  I never cut fabric or start sewing until I have a vision of what the completed piece will look like. (or at least what I hope it will look like).

This month's challenge, for me: create a quilt in such a way that I'd have NO IDEA what it would look like when finished. The result would a surprise to me, and maybe the viewer too.

So how did I end up with this?  Read more about my thought process and see more artists' responses to the eighth Viewpoints 9 creative challenge:

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1 comment:

  1. What a great way to handle the challenge! I love your piece!!


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