Sunday, 26 October 2008

Guild Birthday Show & Tell

The small square piece is by Pauline and part of a community project to make work inspired by an old quilt which originated from Knowle and belonged to Vita Sackville-West later purchased by the local museum service; the larger brown piece was by Ruth our new new representative and made some years ago; the oblong piece is another one by Astrid made for the Thin Blue Line exhibition and is based on the Crack, an installation at the Tate Modern and the primary coloured quilt is another of Annette's - she uses a lot of curved piecing. I think she said this one was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein's work. I thought Astrid's piece was very successful - her thin blue line was integral rather than being a necessary addition as in some of the other exhibits and the presence of the two figures gave rise to layers of meanings, whether real fissures or metaphorical ones.

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