“Hear What I Say” (8.5”W x 11”T x .5”D) was created for the “Tag, You’re It!” Reader Challenge sponsored by “Quilting Arts” magazine. The idea was to incorporate words into the piece in the “spirit of individuality”. One of the suggestions was to “incorporate text as a “fun graphic element”, but it seems that my piece became a way of speaking my truth. My experience as a woman working in “women’s art” in the art quilt world when I first began in 1981, was that the medium was not often treated seriously by other art form practitioners. That situation has fortunately changed, with a wide variety of venues quite accepting of my work for their exhibitions. I would like for viewers to hear what I’m trying to say in a particular piece, and then hear what I mean as they get closer and closer to the surface details. While each viewer is always free to interpret what they’re seeing through their own filters, I would like to think that I would be perceived as trying to say something with my work.
You can see more of my art quilts at my web site at www.fiberfantasies.com