Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Ground Plane or Strata

As promised I am going to document the construction of the ground plane on this quilt. Conceptually I am looking at it like the earth's strata. In an abstract way I want to represent the layers of the earth's crust onto which the site's cottage and pavilion sit.

First I cut many strips of dark fabric. The goal was to create a 2' high by 8' wide base. I then added the following:

1. Hand stitched lines at varying shallow angles
2. Machine appliques strips of fabric places at varying angles to one another.
3. Painted strips -- again at varying angles.

So in other words -- I created layers of linear shapes to create transparency, movement and texture.