Eke Krug – Circles – What is happening in my mind
Circles, so much possibility’s, one idea follows another, makes it difficult to choose. So what do circles mean to me? The first thing I think of is mandala, I made a lot of mandala’s, see a lot of mandala forms surrounding me, even gave mandala classes in the past. Where did they come from, these circles, telling their own stories, speaking in colors. A process, starting deep in myself, and finding its way out through my hands. That is, what this art-quilt is about, looking what is happening in my mind.
This is a process, built up in layers. It starts in the subconscious, waiting to emerge. White circles of different sizes popping out of a wavy dark mass, waiting to be filled. In the next layer, Zentagle forms appear, filled up with color, these are the concrete thoughts, having a form and a pattern, leading to something. Over that a layer, that symbolizes ideas, golden thoughts that will be worked out, some day…… And finally, the seeds, planted in your brain, from everything surrounding you and passing by. You don’t have to do anything with it, but it’s a constant flow of information that comes in, waiting in the dark until you need it.
White cotton – freezer paper – water resistant pen – Derwent Inktense blocks and pencils, in combination with textile medium – print pasta and acrylic paint with stencils – several kinds of embrodery threads – cotton batting
Stenciling – drawing – coloring – hand stitching
The making of the quilt is to be seen on my blog Kleurdesign
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