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Our second challenge of the this year sees the start of a new series of work for the group. For this series of three works, each artist will choose their own subject, but this will be developed using a different theme for each of the three quilts. These have been set in advance and are firstly black and white, then abstract, and finally colour/contrast. So, all the works in this challenge use the black and white theme, and as ever the finished body of work is varied and interesting. You can see more of the work and the artist statements by clicking on the thumbnail pictures below.
Our latest challenge is “East meets West”, which I’m sure you will agree has a wide range of possible interpretations. Not least of these is deciding what constitutes both east and west, particularly when you consider that the members of this group are spread throughout the world. You may find it interesting to see how this theme is approached in our various geographical locations, and how our members ideas, designs and techniques are used to produce a diverse set of work. To learn more about the artists and what inspired them click on the thumbnail and you will be redirected to their artist page.
Our challenge for May is about “Seasons” and this evokes many ideas as this time of the year is seasonal in the true sense whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, or are in a region where seasonal change may only be noted by the difference in temperature, amount of rain, or flowering of specific plants. It may also be a reminder of the changes in the Seasons caused by global warming or pollution. Seasons reminded me of the time in the United Kingdom during the Industrial Revolution of how the pollution from the factories and homes led to the introduction of a new word “Smog”, which is still with us today. Each member has interpreted this theme in their own way so I encourage you to follow the instructions below to link to each of the Artist pages.
By clicking on the thumbnail image you will be directed to the artist’s gallery where you can read about what inspired their work.