|3.5'x5.5' art quilt, titled; Rabbit Holes and Wise Old Crows|
This is on my design wall and nearing finish. Just a bit of hand quilting left, detailing the rabbits and then putting the binding on. This is a large one for me...just over 3 ft. x 5 ft. It is a fabric collage but after seeing it I am inspired to create a painted artquilt version. Probably not identical but along the same lines and size.
This piece was inspired by my ongoing exploration of alternative media/"truther" information and conspiracies. I always find that the deeper I go down a rabbit hole it either unravels itself or unfolds in a spiritual direction. This age offers much to explore and since creativity has always been the vehicle through which I engage such explorations, I think this piece is a great reflection of that. The appearance of the crow was totally unexpected as I worked. I knew I wanted to do a piece that reflected my explorations, so rabbit holes seemed a fun theme to work with. The appearance of the crow emerged along with an awareness of my ability to trust my own intuition about which information/perspectives to embrace and which to discard.
The rabbit holes I was exploring as I worked on this piece led me to the binary and trinary nature of two different sentient oils (black goo). One, the trinary, organic to this planet. The other, binary, alien to this planet (probably from meteorites). Understanding the information provided by German scientist Harald Kautz-Vella on this subject tied together decades of my research and study into the nature of true spirituality and it's seeming foundation in duality. Fascinating! Good and Evil fully explained and it's sources revealed beyond mythology and narrative. I love it when that happens. Give Harald a listen on youtube if your interest is peaked. His interview by Randy Maugans is especially powerful though I have listened to all english interviews published on youtube and learned a lot from each. ( a couple of links at the bottom of this post)
Anyway, I will post this artquilt again when completed, but for now I am enjoying my newly installed 20 ft. design wall and just wanted to share what I've got on it today. Love having a fully functional studio after so many years of making do and moving from place to place. I see lotsa new work in my future and expect to have a blast creating it. Off to Houston in a couple of days for the International Quilt Festival to amp up the inspiration level and see what new goodies I can bring home with me.