December 10, 2009

Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine....

I've finished the design and put together the top for Watt & Shand #9. It uses images from photos I took in February of this year. It's unique in the series so far because the pictures are from the South Queen Street side of the project, around the corner from King Street where the rest were taken. Above you see the original Watt & Shand building facade, with the new Marriott Hotel rising up behind it. (If you are new here, you can track back the series and the project by clicking on Watt & Shand under Labels in the right sidebar.)
In between the old Watt & Shand building and the new convention center on Vine Street is the
William Montgomery House, seen above, a historic Federalist building that was restored and incorporated into the project--it's a prominent and very cool feature inside the lobby of the new hotel. The interior of the house awaits further renovation as funds permit.
I've got #10 up on the design wall right now, and am contemplating what comes next. I'm winding down this series of works, at least in terms of design--I have lot of intensive quilting ahead of me to get all the pieces finished and ready for the exhibit in March. There's one rebellious corner of my mind where I'm chomping at the bit to do a botanical piece, with lots of bright colors and swooping organic shapes, but for now I'm really enjoying exploring the grids and architectural lines, and celebrating the beauty of this glorious Beaux Arts building.

3 comments:

Vivien said...

Number 9? Holy Smoke,; what a successful series!

Sue Reno said...

Thanks! I'm not quite done yet....

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have an interesting new color scheme going on in the sashing...can't wait to see the piece as a whole!

Mary