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.

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