Friday, May 14, 2010

blurring the lines

My dubious- stenciling-turned-into-art-project is finished. It is messy, cluttered, random, un-colorful, and without focus. All things an art quilt should not be. But I love it. I love the way it hangs, the paint splattered binding, the layered shapes. And I truly loved all the hand stitching involved. I am still insecure about my "art", unsure of my voice. This piece is most likely not representative of where I am heading, but it made me appreciate the possibilities within imperfection and encouraged me to try something new. I am not sure where it will end up. Blurring the lines may stay here with me in a happy spot in our house, since its error-filled origins may not be as endearing to the uninitiated eye. To me it is a reminder of awakening.

19 comments:

  1. I agree with you... LOVE IT... Imperfections sometimes turns into something special. I need to change and try to be less "perfect"... but it's so hard, isn't it?

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  2. i think it's stunning! I love the blurred sections, especially against the neatness of the stitching! beautiful!

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  3. I love it Lotta. I think it is absolutely perfect! Beautiful!

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  4. I really love the combination of the stitching with the printed images. Love the free-flow of the dye (or ink??).

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  5. I really like how this turned out Lotta! The fact that it's black and white also makes it quite stunning.

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  6. the result is beautiful - the combination of the printed area and the overlaying stitching is so lovely.

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  7. I love this, Lotta. It is so pretty. I think 'perfect' quilts are pompous. No one should have a quilt that is perfect, the handmade qualities that we all love are filled with imperfections - making them more beautiful. Can't wait to see where this takes you.

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  8. Oh, it's wonderful! Perfection sometimes keeps us and our work from relaxing. This piece has love and calm and life.

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  9. Well, it is endearing to THIS uninitiated eye. I have a love for imperfection in handmade things, yet I struggle with letting imperfections go in my own work. I suspect you may be wired similarly?

    Sharon

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  10. STUNNING! Very modern take on a floral quilt motif.

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  11. I am loving blurring the lines...beautiful piece!

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  12. I don't know anything about art quilts but think yours is fantastic. I love how you repeated the pattern in different ways and the contrast between blurry and sharp.

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  13. Thank you for your feedback. I can't tell you how glad I am to hear from each of you! Your kind words makes me feel reassured and inspired to forge ahead.

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  14. I think your quilt is lovely! It's always scary trying new things, especially when you feel that the outcome is not perfect, but his is wonderful!

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  15. Thank you for creating such a lovely space : )

    I’d like to invite you to win a piece of my fine art through a giveaway on my blog.

    http://walterhelenaphotography.blogspot.com/2010/05/whp-giveaway-two-of-twelve-clouds.html

    I wish you all my best.

    WHP

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  16. Lotta it is beautiful! I love it in all its imperfection and think that is what makes it even more stunning.
    A true masterpiece. You are so gifted my dear friend!

    Stor kram

    Charlotta xx

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