March 12, 2009

Watt & Shand #1

I'm pleased to share pictures of the recently finished "Watt & Shand #1". You can click on any picture to enlarge it. This work features images of the construction project taken in June, 2008. It measures 47"high x 57"wide. If you are new here, you can track back this quilt, the series, and the inspiration by clicking on Watt & Shand under Labels in the right sidebar.

This detail shows the Soldiers and Sailors monument in the center square of Lancaster in the foreground. This was early in the month, when the festive banners were still hanging on the scaffolding.
This is one of my all time favorite shots, a welder working on taking down the scaffolding, where I was lucky enough to catch the sparks:

Here's a crane employed in removing the scaffolding, which is already gone from the curved section of the facade:

Here's a closeup of the curved window; you can see the interior framework through it, and the new structure rising behind it:

And here's one of the window panels I used along both sides of the quilt:

I had a wonderful time making this one. I'm very happy with the almost-monochromatic color scheme, and the sense of energy and enterprise it imparts. I also like that it documents some very transitory scenes.


ann said...

This is a fabulous tribute. I have an M.ARCH so I really appreciate what the architects did AND your documenting this wonderful event in such a GREAT way. Love the quilting, placement of panels, and the bits of fabric you choose to complement this piece. Hope it is big enough to be displayed in a good exhibition.
Ann E. Ruthsdottir []

Sue Reno said...

Thank you Ann! I appreciate your educated perspective. I really is a fabulous building; I have a LOT of photos and anticipate more work in the series.

Holly Knott said...

It looks fantastic, Sue - what a tremendous amount of quilting, too!!