Sharon Schamber has at least 2 pieces (that I know of) that are inspirational:
If I remember correctly, the “blocks” in the dress are actually painted. (The photo links to her gallery where you can see details of this quilt, as well as look at her other works of art).
Another quilt that I remembered last night was this one by Lura Schwarz Smith: Seams a Lot Like Degas
This quilt was named one of the 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century. And I don’t just like it because she used my favorite block in the skirts….
And last, but not least, I thought of Paula Vaughan. I used to be a cross-stitcher. And I was always drawn to the very large, very detailed projects — especially Paula’s paintings of dresses and brides and flowers and…..quilts!
Several years ago I started a piece that depicts a bride getting dressed. It’s still a long way from being finished. Most of the other pieces I’ve done were either her florals or…her quilts…imagine that!
I still find her work to be very beautiful, and as I think about the examples that I’ve drawn from for my dress in art posts, I’m finding that I am drawn more towards art that is PRETTY than I am to art that is EDGY. Sometimes I feel like I need to apologize for this, but you know what: what’s the point? I like what I like. If you think the stuff that I like is…saccharine or trite…or…whatever, that’s OK with me. It takes all kinds, right?
I didn’t get a whole lot of comments on yesterday’s posts, so maybe I’m pretty much alone in finding these depictions of dress in art fascinating….but I’d love to hear comments from you on what I’ve posted — or other suggestions for things to look at — or…whatever!
It’s Wednesday again, and I was hoping to have my Work In Progress posting be of a Work That’s Finished — but I spent nearly all day yesterday glued to my chair trying to resolve some printing and website issues. I don’t want to post pictures of what’s in progress until it’s done, because I don’t want to bore people with pictures that don’t look like anything has changed….maybe later today?? That’s if I can get my fanny unglued and back out to the studio.
As before, all of the pictures link back to the artist’s site that the picture came from.