Six Degrees of Introspection


Six Degrees of Introspection

45"w x 66"h

Materials: commercial cotton prints, metallic and novelty synthetic fabrics, novelty ribbons, novelty trims, buttons, Sulky variegated thread, tulle

A friend came over one day feeling depressed. I had just taught a collage class the day before, and had all of my bins of scraps out on the dining room table…so we suddenly decided that art therapy was what she needed. She worked on a sad self portrait, and I decided to do a portrait too to keep her company. My portrait was entirely extemporaneous, with no plan at all, and I got the notion to bang out a few more. Three days later I had six portraits…all of nobody special, but all out of my head… so I decided they all had to represent me in some way. When I put them together they required a few written words of my own characteristics that I decided each one embodied.

2006- juried into SAQA show at the CA Heritage Museum in Santa Monica CA
2007- won first place in the Innovative category ate the Mancuso Mid-Atlantic show
2007- juried into AQS Paducah
2007- juried into Quilt Odyssey
2008- published in March issue of Quilters Newsletter magazine
2008- won third place in the Images 2008 show in Lowell MA

Photo credit: Janet Orsi

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