Gaye Alger- Fractured
When I read the theme for this piece I knew instantly my source of inspiration. It is a road that had been built through the mountain range towards the interior just of the Expressway here in Muscat and looks like a zigzag etched into the mountain. This was my original name, zigzag mountain but I feel fractured is more apt as the mountain is now scarred and the wonderful rock strata has been fractured.
It has been made with a selection of fabric all hand produced. They are either Procion MX hand dyed, manipulated photos printed onto fabric, fabric painted or disperse dyed. A selection of techniques were used to create visual texture. The piecing included inserting piping (the zigzag road) but I removed the cotton piping cord when I realised I couldn’t quilt around it. I do rather like the slightly wavy line this has produced. I opted for a complementary colour scheme based around purple because I wanted to introduce a little colour but again push myself as these are not colours I generally fell happy with. I heavily free motion quilted a variety of designs reminiscent of what I see around Muscat. One section has been hand stitched in stab stitch.
I think I am reasonably happy with how it turned out although it’s not exactly what I visualised when I first thought about it.