11" x 14" Gallery Wrapped
silk screened, commercial cotton, machine stitched
My next door neighbor's modified Queen Anne style house was probably built around 1900. It is a sweet house with many unique architectural details, which has unfortunately been neglected over the past 10 or 12 years. The house was sold a few weeks ago to I believe, a building contractor. I have been wondering since the purchase if the new owner will restore the house or tear it down and build "just another cookie-cutter" style house.
My original idea was to have the silk screened grey houses in the background and then screen a line drawing image of the actual house on to a sheer grey organza and fuse on top of the cookie-cutter house forms. I found this approach depressingly "grey" and as we have had such a horrible winter, decided that what I needed to do was add color, which just thinking about made me smile! Out came my "Kaffe" collection, and the fun began. I then decided to simplify the design as I was really liking the combination of screened forms behind the Kaffe houses, so the line drawing element was eliminated altogether. Even though the premise of the quilt is a sad one, I am pleased with the outcome.
line drawing on tracing paper