Sunday, December 9, 2007

Jet Trails

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

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Priscilla Kibbee said...

Congratulations! This is really exciting.

Anonymous said...

The piece for Form Not Function is terrific and I look forward to seeing more work using these design inspirations -- this theme can definitely evolve and grow!