ReframingMay 24, 2019 by Linda A. Miller
Art involves relating with oneself and one’s phenomenal world gracefully.Chogyam Trungpa
My deconstruction/reconstruction series evolves as I continue to find new directions in the cutting up and re-purposing of old work. The challenge: How to keep things fresh…
Volcanic Energy, a hand dye piece from 2008, was the source quilt for those below. I have used some favorite elements of fusing and hand embroidered flourishes.
With Deconstruction 9, I began adding some eye/portrait elements that I have been playing with from Creative Strength Training exercises. (Self portraits were part of the toolkit in the April CST explorations).
Waterfall, from 2009, grew into those below.
I chose to also add eye imagery for Deconstruction 8. I like the play of the abstract with graphic figurative bits. (Look for more on self portraits in future work…)
I realized this process has become a metaphor for my current life state of transition. I am re-framing priorities and the paths I choose, just as I have done in assembling these quilts. It is a parallel journey after all: art reflecting life!
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