I actually agree that my imagery and bold colour would suit a bigger size. It might even sell better. The largest of my cityscapes measured 30" x 40" and it sold; my usual size is considerably smaller. There are several technical considerations that are holding me back, related to the way I construct my art quilts.
|Big Quilt 2, Erin Wilson 56 x 56|
|Color Story: October Red, Erin Wilson, 42 x 54|
|Big Quilt 1, Erin Wilson, 56" x 56"|
"Most of my work is unmounted. Very small pieces are stretched. I do not use paper piecing or foundations of any sort. The quilting on the small scale pieces (Color Stories, etc.) is hidden in the seamlines. The big quilts are quilted with an overall grid. For me, quilting is purely functional and I do not wish to add another layer of design to the already complex piecing."What I admire about Erin's work are the simplified architectural shapes and the sure handling of colour and composition. She has found a way to make larger work but still use relatively small pieces of cloth. She can also build the large piece from easier-to-handle smaller units. By using blocks, she references traditional quilts but with a real modernity in her imagery.
So pleased to discover the work of this talented young artist!