|Come Sit with Me, Patrick Caulfield 2, 30 x 30|
Until now I've mounted my cityscapes onto painted, stretched canvas. This is not permitted for this exhibition, so I have had to attach a facing and hanging sleeve, a typical presentation for a quilt show. As well, I had to densely quilt the piece so that it lies flat, something that I usually achieve with the canvas mounting.
The minimum height requirement is 30", which I have met. The piece measures 30" x 30", and that is more than twice the size of my standard 18" x 24". I used commercial prints as well as hand-dyes, and chose colours and stitching patterns that evoke a quiet calm.
And what about that title? Patrick Caulfield ( 1936 - 2005) was a British artist whose interiors were defined by a strong black line and flat colour. I feel an affinity for his work, and decided to reference him in the title.
|Dining Recess, Patrick Caulfield, 1972|