Wednesday, January 28, 2009
What I love (Five)
The very top image is the center medallion of triangles surrounded by multiple borders--from a 1966 quilt made by Sally Bennett Jones, one of the Gee's Bend Quilters.
I LOVE this image, and I wish I could see the whole quilt. In particular I love the irregular/illogical cadence of the rows of triangles. The subtle periodic shifts in positioning yield some optical nuttiness intriguing to me.
I made a quick little studio drawing to figure out the shifts just a tiny bit--should make a lot more to really understand what is going on.
And too, any entity that is readily comprised of amassed pieces (and a bit fragmentary) is right up my aesthetic alley.