Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Nedra's Time - A Clockwork Orange
As this was my theme, I had lots of time to contemplate many ideas and actually had trouble choosing just one. Even though I did not see A Clockwork Orange in the 70's, I was always fascinated by the title, music and trailers which suggested frenetic activity and distorted images to me. When I looked into the movie, I was very disappointed to learn that it was about violence, juvenile delinquency, gangs, and a dystopian society. However, those subjects seemed to fit with my original thoughts of dysfunction and I decided to stick with this as my inspiration.
I pieced strata of different shades of orange using inspiration from the book Stratavarius Quilts by Barbara Persing and Mary Hoover to create the disjointed clock face. I added the purple to emphasize the segments and layered tuille on the upper right and lower left quadrants to create more contrast. A few backward numbers, metal pieces and cloth strips provide embellishment. The piece is machine pieced and quilted and bound with a very thin binding.