Thursday, April 2, 2015

Now Showing at City Hall Until 2017

Drawing for design by Rickie Seifried
Quilting stitches by Linda Natale
I am so proud.  My first public art piece is now on display at the Las Vegas City Hall.  The abstract art quilt, "Enso", is hung in the foyer of the Personnel Department and will be there for the next two years.  I designed and pieced the quilt while Linda Natale, a good friend and fellow quilter, long arm quilted it.  The detailed quilting  enhanced the overall design of the quilt. This project was truly one of collaboration.
Enso - Machine Appliqued

Methods Used: The design for "Enso" was drawn and then painted.  The process was freeing.  Once finalized, the design was then enlarged and templates were made using poster board for each section. A machine applique method was used to piece the quilt top.  All fabrics used in the construction of "Enso" were commercial cottons.

In Zen Buddhism, an ensō ( , "circle"?) is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.
Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia.

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