Monday, September 30, 2013

Reveal Day -- Silence

It's Reveal Day at Latitude Quilts and our theme this time was the sound of silence.   I took a slightly different direction than most of the members.  I didn't reference a specific silent moment.  Instead
I tried to capture a feeling, that moment when you hold your breath, wondering what will come next?  Or when you ask yourself, Can I .... ?  Or when you hope .....

That pause, filled with possibilities and bursting with energy, is what I wanted to convey with my piece; the anticipation that's experienced in the silence before something comes into being or happens.

Anticipation - 15" x 15"
The yellow color palette is a nod to the phrase, Silence is golden.  I used all manner of materials including commercial cottons, hand painted fabrics, and paper towels that were tinted with watercolors.


This may be, as one friend said, "psychedelic" and outside my usual style, but I had so much fun with it.  I wanted to create a feeling of multiple possibilities, hence all the different shapes bubbling to the surface.  I haven't really tasked myself to stay within a particular palette so I enjoyed the challenge.  Though I have tons of yellow and yellow-ish fabrics, I couldn't find exactly what I wanted until I looked at my colored paper towels, left over from other projects. I thought they were a perfect fit and I was pleased to see how versatile that material was.  

Until next time, here's to waiting on that moment ripe with possibility....

3 comments:

deborah wolff said...

A nod to Rex Ray?

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Sue Reno said...

It's wonderful, Vivien. I love the movement and the flow, and how successful you were in using your limited palette.