Chantal Guillermet – Circle(s) : Full Moon
What comes to mind with a theme like Circles is abstraction and geometry. Because I’m more attracted by figurative subjects than abstraction, I decided to choose the moon as my subject. Not easy to do something original, it has been represented so many times … and suddenly when I was in Beaujolais I found “the fabric” ! and immediately knew it will be my back ground fabric.
My quilt is a landscape because I also like them, it represents a sleepless night … (full moon as a dramatic effect on my sleep ! ): a multiplication of the moon in my mind (the background fabric), me turning in circles in my bed (the quilting in the left part), BUT despite its nasty effects the moon is always seen as beautiful and romantic : full moon rising from the forest with a ribbon of mist.
Material & techniques : silk, velvet, wool and painted organza for the tree trunks, acrylic paint, hand and free motion quilting with silver thread.
The background fabric is cut in 2 pieces and used on both sides; the seam is hidden behind the misty line on the tree trunks.
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