Good news has arrived via email! "Linear Moves" will be on exhibit once again, this time in January 2014 at Road to California. I am pleased that this piece has been shared with a wide audience over the past few years. Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase, called “The Best in the West”, is to be held at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario CA January 23-26, 2014.
Linear Moves - 54" x 30"
© 2012 Linda A. Miller
Cotton, painted, pieced, hand embroideredhand & machine quilted
In case you are unfamiliar with the background information, this piece was created for the 2012 Black and White with a Twist call for entry by Quilts on the Wall artists. Reflecting on the theme immediately brought to mind the ink calligraphy seen in Asian art traditions. I have had the opportunity to work with this meditative art form on paper, so capturing the essence of the brushwork on cloth became my challenge.
I painted the central image with ink on cotton. That section was then pieced with commercial cottons creating a scroll-like textile. I researched the layouts of Asian scrolls to maintain simplicity in the overall presentation. The center section was hand quilted, the borders machine quilted. Hand embroidery was added for detail.