Sunday, December 9, 2007
In early 2005 I was walking down a hill near our house in late afternoon and watching the western sky. I noticed an interesting pattern of jet trails and attempted to sketch it when I got home.
I also used EQ5 to attempt to recreate the lines and shapes of the pattern I saw, but didn't like working with the very straight lines generated by the program.
In the fall of 2006 I decided to see if I could generate some interesting patterns from this motif. These are 3-inch thumbnail sketches done with markers.
Then I sewed black and white fabric sketches that are about 12 inches square.
In the spring of 2007 I made this first "jet trails" composition. It's about 12 x 13 inches, and is made of hand-dyed cotton fabric. It needs to be quilted yet, and is tentatively titled "Southwest Jet Trails" because I used some of my favorite colors.
This is the 2nd piece and is titled simply "Jet Trails." It's 24w X 27h and is made of all hand-dyed fabrics.
It has been selected for the "2008 Form Not Function - Quilt Art at the Carnegie" exhibit in New Albany, IN, and will be on display January 11 - March 8, 2008.
Jet Trails detail