Kaylene Maalste – Country – Architecture
Inspiration – My inspiration was the National Australia Museum. I have a link to it’s history as it would be too long to post here. When the Museum was designed the exterior of the building was covered in anodised aluminium panels. Many of the panels include words written in braille and other decorative devices. Among the messages are “mate” and “she’ll be right”. So I have taken a Googled photograph of this side of the complex, I apologise for the quality as it is a stock photo,
Technique – I used applique pieces for the building. Small beads spell out the words “Love is Blind, Mate, Sorry, Forgive, and Welcome”. Tulle and netting was used for shadows and fly stitch was used to depict footsteps. I also included people to add some interest to the design of the quilt. The entire quilt was hand quilted using embroidery thread.
Image of Museum