Blog: Art Quilts Around The World;
Current Challenge: Macro! The next challenge is art nouveau coming out Jan31
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
"The Road Less Traveled": Monique
For my challenge piece I decided to focus on my 'road less traveled in the form of deciding to travel with a theater company to Australia back in 1998. I was just out of college and thinking that I should get on with the the timeline I had thought was appropriate--mainly get a good paying job and get married and start a family. All of a sudden a whole different path opened up in front of me. As I wasn't sure that I would every have the opportunity to go back to the land of Oz I stayed after the festival was done and traveled around on my own to see as much of the country as I could. I never did find my way back on to the other path, but I wouldn't change a thing. While the landscape of my life looks nothing like what I would have drawn as a child, it is full of color, texture, light and shadow--just like this piece.
The work is on hand painted fabric with appliqued tree, cheese cloth, yarn and beads and then quilted with varigated thread.