Saturday, August 15, 2015

Abstracted nature is completed

For Voyage - one of my online quilt groups - the theme this year was abstracted nature. My 4 quilts are all based on plants. Okay, I admit, plants with a twist :-). For this quilt my inspiration was cattails, not the animal type, but the type you find in the water. In Dutch we call them cigars. The fun part with the abstract is, that you do not have to follow the rules of reality. In this case I used rectangular red/pink fabric for the seed pods.

All fabrics used are my own hand dyed or snow dyed ones plus some strips of Ugandan barkcloth. Size is 17"x24". All the abstracted nature quilts will be on show in Minneapolis and Prague in 2016 and Maastricht in 2017.


The Idaho Beauty said...

I always enjoy your distinctive take on interpretations & this one I particularly like. I suppose your culture calling these cigars is no stranger then mine calling them cat tales. Maybe more appropriate! While the colors are not true to life, they are not so different as to jar. I like this approach. Good composition and I absolutely love the background quilting. Works well with the subject matter.

Margaret said...

I really like this depiction of cat-tails...especially how the quilting of the background seems to reflect the shapes of the 'cigars'...and also, somehow, ripples in the water in which they grow, perhaps made by wee insects 'skating' on the water's surface. Love it!