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- Crossroads #5: This Could Be the Way
Crossroads: a point at which a crucial decision must be made that will have far-reaching consequences.
I just finished Crossroads #5: This Could Be the Way. Wow, I am very very happy with it. There are a lot of things I learned that I will apply to the next in the series, which I have already bugun.
This series has personal meaning to me as it explores where I currently am in my art practice. In the late spring I was struggling with finding an identity and a voice in my work. I didn't know exactly how to proceed and even considered moving to another medium. At the Crow barn in June, I learned how to compose and construct in a way that allowed me to finally create work that I had always envisioned, but didn't know how. Rejuvenated, I came home, wrote down my goals for the next 12 months, and got to work.
There have been many questions about how I piece my quilts. It's too detailed to discuss here. However, you can see from the photos that I begin by laying out the quilts using black fabric. Then, I draw the seams and add color using Adobe Illustrator to create a construction guide (which you can see below pinned to the wall). Finally, I use the black pieces as templates and the guide to start assembling.
This project took me almost four weeks to the day. I wanted it to only take two weeks, but life got in the way. I probably could have finished it sooner if I had truly taken advantage of my free time. I'm learning about resistance from Steven Pressfield's book, The War of Art, and doing my best to identify what causes me to resist and procrastinate. Hopefully, the next large piece in this series will go faster than four weeks.
For the next in the series, I will tighten up my color palette, strengthen the layout/composition, and work on my craft/technical skills. I’m curious how a darker color palette will work and how complex (or spare) I can be with the composition.
Looking forwared to more in this series!
I am happy to announce that my quilt, Line Study #9: Liquorice Allsorts, was accepted in to the Quilts=Art=Quilts show at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY.
This is one amazing list of established textile artists and I am honored to be among them.
Check out of the show if you are in the area between Oct 28, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018.All images copyright Andrew Steinbrecher / An icompendium Site