Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Israeli Quilt show in Ailsa Craig

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to see
the wonderful collection of Israeli quilts that were brought to Ontario, Canada.  I am posting a few that struck me in particular for one reason or another but it was extremely difficult to choose.  I was in awe of all the creative, ingenious, talent.  One artist who had many quilts in the show, and is shown here repeatedly is Linda Bar-On.  I had never seen her work before, and it is well worth noting that all her work is hand done.
The write ups might be a bit difficult to read but are worth squinting for.

I love the abstract quality of the water tower, the composition is lovely.
Great expression in a repeat pattern.

Note that Ita uses both the positive and the negative in her work. Fascinating technique!

Detail of "Riding the Tiger"

Detail of "Five Mothers". The Squares on point are free floating, attached in their corners to the floating thread on one side, the rest of the quilt on the other side and the next two squares top and bottom.

The Musicians won 1st prize in a show in 2005.

Detail of Hamsa

This tryptich really tells a story. I find the composition compelling.

Detail of "Ashera the Hebrew Goddess"