Tuesday, November 21, 2006

revisiting an old friend

Spent the morning finishing the sleeve stuff and putting sticks in all my pieces. And I spent the afternoon with an old friend. This was the first piece I made with screenprinted fabric and it was juried into the first Art Quilts at the Whistler in 2002. It is 18" square and because I didn't know then about gallery wrap canvas, I built my own stretcher bars. After a few years, it was looking rather saggy (like its owner) and today, I added some stitching and restretched it properly. It will go into my upcoming solo exhibit. I have renamed it "Night Visitors." Please do me a favor: click on it to enlarge and then tell me what you see.

Now I have to think about pricing it. In 2002 I did not want to sell it, so I put an astronomical price on it. It makes me so happy to look at it that I think I will treat myself to working on a piece or two tonight. And if I get anywhere, I may check back later.

7 comments:

lizzieb said...

I see layers and layers of people and layers of their stuff, stuff from living many years, and it all goes back many, many years. Very earthy and very warm. Something I could study for a long time and really need to see up close to appreciate it more. I know there are many subleties within the piece but I can only get a glimmer of them

Olga said...

Funnily enough, before I read your request for viewers to click and comment I thought 'Merz' as soon as I saw this image.

http://www.tate.org.uk/collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=163

deb said...

I'm not going to interpret. A beautiful metallic glow, a sweet sleeping face, a ticket stub, and an ad for MURAD...

Judy said...

I would love to have it here with me, so that I could "study" it at my leisure! Maybe when my ship comes in........!
xo

Fulvia said...

cauchemar pas réalisé, that's what I see.

Gerrie said...

I see a couple of curmudgeonly old people.

susie monday said...

Reyna-- the surprise for me was reading the size after I looked at the pic -- this quilt has a monumental quality that belies the actual size. how cool is that!

PS -- I am going to experiment with soy wax batik for the first time. can you send me to any good instructions or resources?