The latest , very new quilt in the Ebb & Flow series, #14, I made specifically for a spot beside the dining table in our own home here in Montevideo. For several years ‘Desert Wind’ (1995) had been grabbing visitors’ attention as they came in the door, but I decided I’d like to live for a while with something of my recent work in this series, which I love, and so I made a piece to go in this particular place. I DID plan to get it finished before Christmas, but, well other things got in the way. The whole room looks and feels very different, and although I have always said I don’t want to live amidst a gallery of my own works, I am happy to spend some peaceful time with this one. I may exhibit it here, but don’t have any plan other than to have it up on our wall, which is why I am not sticking to my usual rule of never showing a new piece until it has been seen in a juried exhibition somewhere. And, of course I would part with it if someone wants to pay the price I have on it.
March 29th Thanks to my wonderful photographers here, Eduardo Baldizan, I now have a much more professional and colour-accurate image of this quilt. Ooooops! it turned out huge – still, enjoy this while you can – I wmay come back later and downsize it . Now that it has been up for a few weeks it is making me think , and some of your comments are thought provoking, too. A gallery owner here wants some smaller works …and the Maelstrom quilt is also making me think about a few things … but a bit of procrastination shortly as we hurtle off to the sunday markets along Tristan Navaja which we haven’t done in a while.