Studio Art Quilt Asssociates runs a monthly exhibition on its Web site. This month’s guest curator, Keats Scott, has selected Visual Stimulation and a detail photograph of my piece “Heart’s Aflutter” is among those chosen for this exhibition.
“Spring is a time of visual stimulation: white and brown turn to green and blue. A chance for growth and renewal. A great time to get outside, experiment and push the boundaries. As fiber artists we get tactile stimulation too. What a lucky bunch!”
List of selected artists:
Jean McLaughlin Cowie
Dena Dale Crain
Denise A. Currier
Marcia H. Eygabroat
Valerie S. Goodwin
Vicki L. Johnson
M. A. Klein
Merle Axelrad Serlin
“Heart’s Aflutter” is one of my Spirit Works series, surrealistic art that appears without prior conscious design. See the entire piece on my SAQA gallery. Learn more about the process and see other Spirit Works art in my gallery.
The market for quilts in Kenya is relatively small, and for art quilts it is even smaller. The tropics have a reputation for being hard on textiles, so most art connoisseurs here prefer oils, watercolors and wooden or bronze statues. Images of big game and Kenya landscapes and tribal arts abound. In the local art scene, patchwork quilts (art or not) are largely unknown.
Nevertheless, I need some approximation of the world market value of my art quilt “Heart’s Aflutter.” I intend to use it as a donation to a worthwhile organization and need to be able to give them a reasonable idea of its worth. I asked for assistance in valuing my silk quilt “Jewel of Africa” and you were all very helpful; I am hoping you will be so again.
“Heart’s Aflutter,” the quilt itself, measures 24″ high by 28″ wide, and the frame is 30″ x 34″. The work is a surrealist piece, one of my Spirit Works series, made as a cotton wholecloth quilt, hand painted with heat set acrylic fabric paints after being machine quilted with dark thread, with no prior design in mind. The quilt is mounted on hook and loop tape, for easy removal and cleaning, inside a black painted wooden shadowbox frame. Tiny copper colored sequins sewn on by hand embellish the center sections.
To learn more about “Heart’s Aflutter,” click the link or click on the photo above. To see more pieces like this one and to learn why they are surrealistic art, see my gallery Spirit Works. Then, please return here and let me know what you think this piece might be worth. Leave your thoughts as Comments below.
Thank you VERY much!!