Eke Krug – Series #2 – Bits and Pieces – Looking under the surface
In this age of social media and haste, superficiality is lurking. A lot of information comes along, most of the time only the outside is seen. But when we make time and look closer, new worlds are opening. First we see more diversity, more colour and more emotion, but it is still hidden, as if a film is covering it and fades the colour. So if we are really interested, we must dig deeper. We have to go to the bottom, to find the real colours and the pearls that are hidden. It is this process I try to translate in my second piece of the series. Looking under the surface.
The first thing you see, in the news, from people you met for the first time, or a problem that has to be solved, is the outside. A couple of colours, surrounding and hiding that what it really is. I displayed this in the border of my work, the outside, repeating the same colours on each side.
When you look a little closer, finding out more about the news, talking and sharing things with the new people, finding a solution for a problem, more colours are appearing, more diversity, but still you don’t see the depth and the whole picture. That is what happens in the in between part of my work. Lots of little pieces of fabric, covered with bits and pieces of organza silk in different colours, showing the film that is protecting things.
Digging deeper, getting closer, and there it is, layers and layers of colours, with real pearls in between. Knowledge about what is happening, deep friendships and great solutions are found. And still not all is shown, but that is okay. There are always some secrets to be kept. Slashing is used to show this part of the work.
All different kind of fabric pieces – organza silk – cotton for the backside – batting 80/20% cotton/polyester – threads – pearls
Free motion quilting – slashing (as seen from Fay Maxwell)
The process of the making is to been seen on my blog Kleurdesign
Close up view
Quilts in Series Bits and Pieces: