Monday, September 21, 2015

STITCH at Morehead 4

One of the biggest pieces on display at the STITCH show was this quilt:

Gena Mark, X Squared Interrupted (details below)

I wasn't sure how to interpret the story in this piece.  It looks to be a family tree, with two unhappy women branching off from a bowl of fruit.  But I loved the use of varying techniques and mediums.

Painting, braiding:

Hand stitching:

Quirky appliques:

For me, this was a piece where the whole was less than the sum of the parts.  But it made a big visual impact, and it had a bold self-confidence that I like to see in fiber art.

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting piece! I'm going back to enlarge your pics to look at again! Thanks for sharing this