52 Ways to Look at the River panels into a permanent assemblage. I've spent a lot of time thinking about options and testing different configurations and materials. I decided to make one large assembly rather than a diptych or triptych, as I thought splitting it up would dilute the impact.
From there it was a question of what material to use to mount them on. It would have been (relatively) quick and easy to attach them to a large piece of industrial felt. In my trials, however, I didn't like the look, and I didn't like the way it handled and hung.
I work primarily in the quiltmaking format for a reason. I like the drape and the texture and the overall impact. So I am making a large quilt to serve as the substrate and will be attaching the panels to it. The first step was to paint the yardage to serve as the quilt back, above, and front, below. They are shown here drying on my driveway, and are lighter as finished.
I've got it layered up and am finishing the quilting on it now.
I am somewhat paranoid about mixing up the order in the final assembly, so each one got a big painted number on the back after I attached it.
|52 Ways to Look at the River, Panel 35|
A reminder that two of my works are on exhibit at wonderful venues this month: The Organic Landscape, as part of SAQA's Seasonal Palette, is at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, MI, through August 31st. This is the last stop on an overwhelmingly successful four year world tour that I am honored and grateful to have been a part of.
|SAQA's Seasonal Palette at the Gerald R. Ford Museum|
|The Organic Landscape|
|Ice Jam at Fiber National 2016|