Chantal Guillermet – C
Inspiration : The Hassan II Mosque inspired this piece. The proportions of the building, the profusion of tiles and the beautiful carved wooden panels were breathtaking.
Built on the waterfront with white marble – for Muslims the house of God stands on the water – the Mosque is huge and strikes the eyes by its proportions and its simplicity . Inside, tiles on the floors and walls, wooden carved moucharabieh give a profusion of shapes and colours.
I started by painting the background fabric with a light blue Pebeo fabric paint as a reference to the sky and to the sea nearby, . For the composition I used 2 pictures : the minaret and a detail of a tiled wall.
Tracing the minaret from my picture I quilted it on the background. As I wanted to reproduced the strong light on the white marble, I painted it with shimmering paint. I enlarged the tile motif and using hand dyed fabrics I reproduced the mosaic around the minaret.
The quilt is free motion quilted and faced.