Friday, November 4, 2016

"Light, End, Tunnel"- Four-in-Art Reveal

This is my final contribution to the "Four-in-Art" 

project. 

(I am going to pursue other activities next year.) 


      Firstly I played around with my blue 2.5" scrappy                
                                squares....


to get a graduation of colour from light to dark,

with a spot of yellow in the centre.

One way of looking at it.....

I based my piece on the concept of 'feeling low, 

down or depressed'.

I have a personal experience with a loved one 

having depression and this is my tribute to them...



where sometimes things just go round and round in 

their troubled minds.....



and there doesn't seem to be a way out,

where life seems frayed around the edges.



 I chose to leave it unbound, as life it often ragged 

nor contained or tidy.



And the title?

Well, where there's light there's hope.

I guess it's my way of saying,

"Don't sweat the small stuff."

Check out the others in this group- their work is 

awesome:

Betty
Camilia
Catherine
Elizabeth
Janine
Nancy
Rachel

Simone


Happy days!

SUZ


17 comments:

  1. Lovely little quilt. I very much appreciate the meaning behind it. I too have had family members deal with depression, and it is definitely a circling of thoughts. I appreciate how you put the light at the center though! Amazing small quilting, too and the backing fabric is so pretty.

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  2. This is wonderful! I think you've captured the idea of depression--that circular wrenching inside that does go round and round. I also love the bright spot in the center, providing hope after all the circling is done. Well done!

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  3. This a a really special quilt Suz. All the details really work to express your theme.

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  4. I'll miss you in the group! This is a lovely quilt. I particularly like the thought behind the frayed edges and your round and round quilting. It's beautiful too - it's made me want to go and do lots of dense quilting right this minute!

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  5. Beautifully expressed and interpreted. Your friend is so lucky that "you get it".

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  6. This is a wonderful interpretation of your take on depression. I found your explanation of your piece very moving. It is a beautiful representation.

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  7. Amazing, Suz. I love the thought behind and meaning in this piece, really beautiful x

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  8. This piece is so expressive and captures so well that endless maze experienced in depression. The layering of blues also reminds me of the angst a loved one went through, noticed on the surface but not fully recognized. I had forgotten about so much of that period - thank you for reminding me, truly. I will miss you in this little group, but look forward to seeing where your creativity takes you via your blog!

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  9. Firstly, your contribution to Four In Art will be missed next year. I hope you have new adventures planned. I loved your interpretation of how ideas can go around and around until they're resolved. I also think how you handled the non binding is genius. Depression and sadness are not ever good things to experience but I can see from my own experience that they help me recognize when I am happy too.

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  10. Your friend is lucky to have a friend who is supportive and obviously understands what depression is like. Looking forward to seeing what your creations will be next year.

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  11. A very clever and visually stunning representation of the theme...clever you.

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  12. Brilliant! Love the quilting too.

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  13. What an awesome interpretation of the topic! I love it! A perfect arrangement of color values and I love the raw edges of the fabrics and the narrow quilting! Wow!

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  14. Your comment about things going around and around in troubled minds applies to so many mental illnesses.
    Nice work, Susan!

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  15. Very pertinent symbolism making a really effective quilt! Sorry to be late to comment!

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  16. This is a lovely piece, Susan. What it represents is very touching, and certainly meaningful to you. While I don't have any reference or experience with depression, I understand that it can be debilitating. So glad you found a healthy way to express it on behalf of someone you care about. Perfect.

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  17. I love this concept Susan. The frayed edges and the spot of light . . . all just perfect. The square spiral quilting is great too. Like a maze and finding your way through the maze to the light. Wonderfully executed all around.

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