“TIMETRACKS 7” in Quilt National ’09

I will be present in Athens OH this evening when the latest Quilt National exhibition opens.  It is the fourth time I have been juried into this prestigious collection, and I will be present at the opening, which is also pretty exciting. 

Of my previous QN quilts, ‘Ora Banda’ (1993)and ‘Obiri’ (1995) in the Colours gallery on my website, colour is an important component 0f the repeated units.  By the time of ‘Timetracks 1’  (2007) colour had taken a back seat  to texture, and really in this year’s quilt of black organza over metallic waxed leather squares against cream backing the effect is a bit like an old b/w photo as shape and texture have become more important in this series. The organza has been burned with a wood burning tool, and ends were left hanging dangling wherever they occurred – no point in tidying those up in view of the seriously ‘damaged’ surface and inner layers of the work and of course, the edges !  I don’t seem to get a reasonable size image of the detail on this site without going to photoshop and resizing the image – which will have to wait until I get back to my computer in Montevideo.

3 Responses to ““TIMETRACKS 7” in Quilt National ’09”

  1. Leah says:

    Congratulations! I hope to see Quilt National this summer so I will look for your work. How exciting for you!!

  2. Alison says:

    Thanks for taking time to leave a comment and I hope you do get to see the whole collection before it divides and begins travelling. Most importantly, as usual, just seeing the works in the catalogue can give a false impression – Pat Pauly’s work for example comes out as faily heavy handed colour wise, bearing little relation to the subtleties of colour in her work. But I think this year it is particularly disappointing, and I was not the only one who voiced opinions on this to the director Kathleen Dawson – the only power they have over all this is to award the contact for QN11’s catalogue to another publisher.

  3. Leah says:

    Alison, i saw your piece at Quilt National yesterday. Very cool! interesting techniques. congratulations on exhibiting!


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