Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Adding Creative Input to Abandoned Work

One of the design exercises in art quilt group, Out of Bounds, was to listen to music and create a piece of work based on what you were hearing.  I didn't produce much out of my own creation but I was able to play with the abandoned work of fellow Out of Bounds member, Susan King.  She had created her work to the music Miseralu from the film Pulp Fiction, hated the result and was going to trash it.  I took it from fat-quarter size to postcard to trading-card size, ultimately adding my own creative input to her original effort.  I never did go back and revisit my own music-to-fabric exercise but I did create another one a year or so later out of black gesso and silk strips on cotton as part of an artist's challenge for The Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Tx., shown below.

      "Miseralu", 18x22 cropped
 Susan Fletcher King
                                     "Miseralu Redux", 18x22
"Miseralu III", Each 4x6
                          "Miseralu IV", Each 2 1/2 x 3
                                             "Intermezzo", 11x14