Take a Basic Shape, Repeat, Repeat …

I discovered a very exciting french textile artist, designer, ceramicist – so talented in diverse media.  Her name is Cecile Cachary.  At this page on her website http://www.ceciledachary.com/ronds.html are wonderful examples of repeated round-ish shapes, ‘ronds’ , executed in various  textile techniques, each collection forming an art work in itself.  Quilt  makers know and understand the value of what I term repeat units, or ‘blocks’ to traditional quilt makers.  I haven’t ever based a design on rounds per se, but repeated roundish shapes – yes.  Use of them can bring rhythm and movement to a work,  Take this oneas an example,

DesertTracks 5

 

Desert Tracks, 61″ x 41″  2007

 

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