Monday, March 03, 2008

Blue Lady with Cactus
45cm x 45 cm:18" x 18"
February 29 2008
Applique, machine quilting
This piece was done in response to a challenge to be inspired by Matisse's use of textiles in his paintings (see the book, Matisse: his art and his textiles - pub. Royal academy of Arts, 2005) I actually missed the deadline, but the leap day seemed to be an extra day in my calendar and I buried myself in my studio. I had a photo of Matisse standing on his balcony next to a large cactus and I happened to have some very dramatic cactus fabric. After several hours of playing around with fabric bits - standing back to view it ... I had to laugh...

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