Done and submitted! I went a little beyond my self-imposed deadline of January 20, but my latest major piece is complete. “Science Center” as I have so creatively named it, is one of 3 entries I’ve submitted to SAQA-CT’s Regional Exhibition “Local Color”.
If you live in Connecticut you’ll probably recognize the unique architecture of the CT Science Center in Hartford, which was the inspiration for this piece.
I used acrylic tulle to approximate glass for the center part of the building (see detail, left).
This is a bit of a departure for me. There are no solid color fabrics in this piece, other than the black binding. I’m a LITTLE obsessed with patterns and batiks as of late. And with the exception of window pane lines, I didn’t use the quilt stitches to add realistic details like reflections or texture. Most of the stitches are done in coordinating thread so it blends into the fabric. I wanted the patterns of the batik to show through and shine on their own.