Eke Krug – Motion – Interwoven Movement

Motion,  which one do you mean? So many possibilities , there is always some motion in your neighbourhood  and in yourself. Motion and emotion,  so close to each other. A motion can give an emotion and make you feel part of its  movement. That is what happened to me,  when we were on our holiday to the Netherlands last October. We visited four cities,  first Aarhus, the second big city of Denmark. Later on Groningen and Amsterdam in the Netherlands  and on our way home Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, where we took the boat back to Norway. And in these cities  I realized,  that you become part of the motion of the city. Regardless of whether you’re in the car, you have public transport or you are walking around, everything is in motion. It is like a big organism that is finding its way,  between the buildings of the city.  Cars,  busses,  people on bikes,  people walking,  everybody is moving,  trying to find their way in the crowd,  busy dodging others, trying to avoid collisions, navigate towards …. and together they weave a pattern, which I call an interwoven movement.

I tried to capture this motion and started making a city layout on the background. It is a monoprint,  using a stencil with golden print paint and Indian Ink and repeating this four times in the corners of the cloth. After that,  parts of golden painted vliesofix were ironed on it,  together with a synthetic golden gauze. I then started stamping hexagons (stamps I bought from Greetje in Breda last summer) on lutrador and cut it out with a soldering tool. And I stamped some on a golden fabric,  which also comes from the shop where Greetje works. The lutrador was given a colour with watercolour paint and then stitched  on the background,  together with the golden pieces,  which I sewed by hand on top of it. Then al the hexagons were coloured with Intense pencils and weaved together. A lot of machine quilting in different colours made the picture complete.

Commercial cotton background – Indian Ink – print paint – synthetic gauze – vliesofix – watercolour  paint – Inktense pencils with textile medium – golden commercial  fabric – batting for table runners – lots of different threads for quilting

Monoprint – stencilling – cutting with soldering  tool – colouring and painting – hand and machine stitching

My process is to be seen here http://ekeskleurdesign.blogspot.no/


Close up View:

  1. Eke, this is stunning and I am grateful for you sharing your interpretation of motion, I will look at cities and even small town in a different way. Your design is well thought out and has many levels. Bravo

  2. Eke I am really impressed ! I love the fact that you worked in layers, and looking closer there are so many details to discover !
    It is a beautiful piece.

  3. What a lot of work and detail, a really well constructed with a great deal of thought behind it. Great!

  4. Wonderful interpretation. I love the details and texture in your work. Very beautiful!

  5. Eke. I love all the layers in your work. Every time I find something new. And I am impressed about your interpretation of motion. Again a beautiful piece of work.

  6. Wauw, Eke, this is a great piece! I love the city maps and all the different techniques you used. I am really impressed how you used “our stamps”. I had no idea what your plan was when you talked about it. The gold fabric is awesome, isn’t it?

  7. I like the way you have depicted the city streets and used many layers of pattern and stitch to build up the background. Your piece is really interesting especially when examined close up, and is something that I could keep looking at and finding something new each time

  8. Eke, you’ve beautifully captured the complexity of the city and the motion that’s vital to it. The variety in the hexagons contributes a lot to the effectiveness of this piece.

  9. Eke, It has taken some time and many re-visits to your quilt and blog to get my head around all the techniques you have used. This piece is amazing in its design, detail and fine work. I just love the depth in your work.

  10. Lots of interesting techniques and an intriguing result.

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