This series is very exciting to work on! I was inspired by Gustav Klimt, famous for “The Kiss”. I love his use of pattern and gold leafing.
I looked at paintings like “The Kiss” and others and started piecing scraps into random squares, mixing sizes, textures and colors, making sure to go heavy on black. From there I used paint to add further details. Then I used gold paint and thread carefully to highlight certain elements.
If you look at Klimt’s paintings you will notice fluidity; graceful curves swimming through the canvas. He does this with the cloaks on the figures in “Kiss”. For my purpose, I chose to add curved piecing. This element makes me think of the divide between the two sides of the brain.
To represent things like ideas, memories, and data, I pieced ovals and set them in to imply movement from one realm to another: Consciousness and Subconscious.
The Life and Work of Gustav Klimt is a wonderful website full of information and images.
Seeds of Understanding
21.5” x 12”
18” x 13.75”
I’m still working on several more quilts in this series. One is quite large. I will add more images as I complete the works.