|Jude's Bundles, minus the When Worlds Collide fabric, of which 2 small snippets were used in the cushion|
this small cushion is made with two layers of thin fabric on both sides; the colourful side is made up of four squares sewn together as Jude has taught me, so the seams fold flat by themselves, the patchwork has been basted onto a white cotton square; the grey/white side consists of two oblongs scraps sewn together in the same way, basted onto two similarly sewn cotton strips, laid in the opposite direction, creating a fake 4 part square patchwork; the tree has been stamped onto an older plain white patchscrap.
I'm very aware of how dominant the need within of being the owner of all that I make is, the ego thing is big; and yet here I have used a fabric dyed by another person I know (albeit virtual) and a stamp block created by someone completely unknown to me and what I tentatively seek (here) is a collaboration of sorts, a letting go of this ownership. Of connecting with others.....My friend A. who happened to drop by today and with whom I can discuss these kinds of things, referred to it as 'inter-being'
|I took lots of photo's of the art in the Ludwig museum, I won't bore you with all of these images; I do want to share this particular lady whom I find highly amusing as she looks away from us Cheshire Cat-like to her left, is there perhaps something that amuses her I wonder; a glance that makes me smile in recognition even though we are forever seperated by all the years between us; alas I don't have her name, the photographer was Karl Schenker|
I love the tree stamps and your delicate cushion...especially the quieter side. Using materials provided by others in no way diminishes your identity, which shines through everything you make.
Glad you got a little get away my friend.
p.s. short trips away are perhaps more invigorating than longer ones.....that's what I tell myself anyway; so my new year's resolution: more short trips in 2017!!
inter-being is perfect really. i think it is how it all moves through you as it can be like no other.