Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Alberta Rose

As much as I liked the work of Alex Janvier, it was hard to decide what to do.  I chose one of his different pieces - he had a couple on display referencing the Alberta wild rose (the official flower of the province).  And I liked the lines on another. 

This is a snow dyed piece of fabric that I felt begged for whole cloth quilting.  I've quilted it with roses with yellow stamens.  The Alberta rose is a single petal rose and is quite open.  And then I didn't want to put coloured lines on it so just did quilted ones. 

We have had a lot of discussion in Canada lately about cultural appropriation.  It will be interesting to see where it all goes. 





Below are my two influences.




11 comments:

  1. I loved the dyed fabric you used as background. The soft rose pink and yellow was the right fabric for the rose design which you cleverly achieved with line work.

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  2. Fabric made for the occasion ... stunning. Early on Patricia commented on his use of the pink in his work.

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  3. This is the third time I've tried to comment - the system does not seem to like me this morning.

    I love your interpretation of his piece, and the use of the snow dyed fabric. This feels very different to the other pieces, but is so very you!

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  4. Fabric made for the occasion ... stunning. Early on Patricia commented on his use of the pink in his work.

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  5. What an inspiration, thank you for introducing me to an artist I've never heard of. Love your work process and the quilt.

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  6. Beautiful fabric and love the way you have combined inspiration from the two very different artworks.

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  7. Your dyed fabric set the tone for a beautifully quilted piece. You captured the rose perfectly and it was an inspired choice of design.

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  8. I like how you have interpreted it in a different way.

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  9. I was tempted to use the vertical lines. Very creative interpretation and a piece you must be pleased with.

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  10. Such a lovely piece...from the dyed fabric to the quilting to the symbolism! I would love to know if his work is ever exhibited in the United States as I would love to see his work "in person". In addition to his art, I was very moved by his life story!

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  11. Oh yes. Very clever the way you have taken the two elements and brought them together. The fabric was crying out to be used this way. LOvely piece.

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