Type of item: Home Decor
Lots, Cotton Fabric, Cotton Batting, Sculpey Clay, Thread, Swarovsky Crystals
What was your inspiration?
I made this art quilt after taking a class on Craftsy.com
I was inspired by a lead musical piece
"It's the soup that animates the noodles"
from a 1986 Japanese film.
Zae Munn, American composer & Professor of Music from
St Mary's College, Indiana; performed this orchestral piece in 1995. She describes
this piece in musical terms : as movements, carving simpler lines and complex strands
which create new lines from short quotations and uses layers to build intensity.
She also conveyed that "Individual elements" are dependent on their
surroundings for meaning and purpose both positive and negative.
I could feel, I could envision.
In the movie the Japanese man searched his whole life for the perfect noodle, he found a
struggling cook who listened to his critique.
She humbly made changes, her establishment is renovated in order to seat the new thriving business, she is grateful.
The Swarovski Crystals, Beads and Elements work together; creating a story, combining rhythm, color, texture, some light; some dark - on my finished piece.
With this being said, the noodles are the music and they are dependent on all elements in the bowl, they dance to the music (in my head, of course).
Formal explanation including all references is available upon request.
What are you most proud of?
That I completed such a difficult project even though other people did not understand my motivation or theme of this piece
This piece is literally covered with Swarovski crystals from top to bottom, it could be flatbacks, or crystal beads or what they call elements. I have a small fortune invested in this piece and I am entering it into my first competition.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Bounce lots of ideas off your friends and don;t be afraid to think outside of the "bolt"...of fabric...that is.