Endeavourers Reveal Day 7 – A Walk in the Park
Today is the quarterly reveal day for members of the online art quilt group The Endeavourers.
This quarter our theme was “A Walk in the Park,” and I had a lot of ideas. I ended up creating a miniature version of Dale Chihuly’s Fiori Boat, which I saw in Arkansas two years ago.
When I make these pieces, I look at my reference photo, but I don’t continually compare my piece to the original photo, as is evident above — my boat is much shorter and squattier than the original!
My challenge was to interpret these flowing free-standing forms with fabric and embellishments.
My favorite part of this piece is that I remembered to try to unify the different elements. To do this, I added big stitches in embroidery floss and ribbon, to bring more interest to the background trees and the grassy hill. And to me, these stitches also express the emotion of celebration that I feel in Chihuly’s works.
I had a lot of fun creating this piece, and I would love to do a series about all the other places I have seen Chihuly’s work.