Chantal Guillermet – Series #3 – Complementary : Facing the sea
I really wanted to have a strong link between the three quilts of the series. Firstly to keep an abstract style for the background, then to work on a more figurative way for the pottery.
The inspiration in relation with this pottery is the archeological site of Cathage (Tunisia). Carthage is situated on a hill overlooking the sea. Hence the choice of turquoise blue, whose complementary is orange.
On the upper part : Ruins of Carthage facing the sea. The arch and pottery are cut out from several layers of folded scrim, heavily quilted. Below : small pots found into the ground when digging. They are fused on scrim and free hand embroideries are added to suggest the layers we have to dig before reaching them. Dots are stencilled with oil pastels.
On the right : abstraction of sun rays reflections on the sea at sunset; the bars (made from my own stencils) are stencilled with acrylic paint and the round shapes with oil pastels.
All the fabrics – cotton, linen, scrim, and threads were hand dyed for this project.
Cotton and linen fabrics, acrylic paint, fused fabric art, ceramic quilting inspiration, pottery images in quilts, Middle Eastern countries inspiration, archeological excavations in Carthage, Tunisia.
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