Thursday, April 26, 2012

Black and White...

...with a Twist was the theme for this Quilts on the Wall members challenge.  Happy to say that Linear Moves has been accepted!  This collection will debut at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, July 26 - 29.  (My first time showing at the IQF!) The quilts will travel on to the Pennsylvania National in the fall, and to PIQF in 2013.

Linear Moves 54"x30" © 2012 Linda A. Miller

The requirements were:  Each piece to measure 54"H x 30" W in portrait orientation.  The quilts were to be black and white.  The “Twist” of color was not to exceed 10% of the total area of the quilt.  Grayscale was considered to be 'color'.

Reflecting on the theme immediately brought to my mind the graphic ink calligraphy often seen in Zen and other Buddhist traditions.  I have had the opportunity to work with variations of this meditative art form on paper, so capturing the essence of the brushwork and translating it to cloth became my challenge. As with Echo (see link from previous post), simplicity was a key element in the overall presentation. 








Accepted Artists:
Catherine Baltgalvis - Prelude
Jennifer Beatty - Pinwheels in the Wind
Laura Bisagna - Pointless
David Charity - Blind Eye
Trish Charity - Le'Femme
Carol A. Churchill - Geisha Perfection
Linda Friedman - Balancing Act
jo p Griffith - A day at the beach
Robin Grube - Avian Spin
Annette Guerrero- Gridlock
Stacy Hurt - Moon - Sisters
Rachel Keller - Spinning My Wheels 
Mary Beth Kile - Roots and mycorrhizal
Vonda Matthews - Tranquil Autumn Night
Linda A. Miller - Linear Moves
Carol Nilsen - Courage and Sass
Myrna L. Peterjohn - Jumping for Joy
JoAnn Sarachman - Childhood Memories
Julie Schlueter - Fiore
Beth Shibley - Doodling
Linda Stone - The Red Shoes
Mary Tabar - The Light
Karen Van Dargriff - Who Are They
Carolyn Villars - Snowboarder 
Deborah Weir - Galactic Dance
Carolyn Winfield - Octopus Garden
Eileen Wintemute - Black & White Desert

These will join the collection tour after Long Beach:
Phyllis Binkley - Reaching for the Light
Teresa Shippy - Searching for Coco Chanel
Deborah Stanley - Lady Dova
Suanne Summers - The Imaginarium
Sally Gould Wright - Hot Couture - The Little Black Dress

Jurors were: Matthew Leslie and Connie Rohman
Congratulations to all!

2 comments:

  1. A beautiful work that gives a sense of peace and serenity!

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