Friday, 27 January 2012
This is a little quilt I made for Quilting Arts magazine's challenge, "bring out your inner animal". Since my last name is Tiger, it was a pretty clean fit for me. They posted it on their website and so I thought I would post it here as well. One thing that was great learning for me through this excercise: If you want to stitch by hand, be wary of how many layers you are stitching through. Between the fusables and the layers of fabric and batting, it was closer to hammering nails than hand quilting!
Friday, 13 January 2012
I am reading about Georgia O'Keeffe lately. Apparently she said that her flowers were just flowers, nothing more. It surprised her to hear about all the sexual interpretations. I am wondering if the viewers' interpretations of what an artist creates are justifiable even if the artist themselves didn't intend to send the message. I am also wondering if perhaps she was struggling with issues of sexuality but could only express this unconsciously through her work. Who has the right to identify what the work is about?