10X10 Challenge

This Spring,  the Carroll Arts Center is having an open call to all artists to create an original piece for their 10th anniversary celebration.  The challenge is that each piece must measure exactly 10″ by 10″.  The Arts Center will be selling the pieces for $100 each, 25% of which will go to benefit the center.  I am very excited to submit my piece, which is based on a photo my daughter took of the sunflowers in our backyard.  The show will run from April 15th to June 7th.  If you are in the area, come check out the show and see if you can find my piece!

Quilted Sunflower

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I have always loved the process of transforming pieces of fabric into quilts. For years I collected scraps, just to be sure I'd have the right piece for the project at hand. Eventually, as my skills progressed, my hobby grew into art. I moved from simple quits, to 'landscape quilting' and then eventually onto portrait work. I am new to the art field and am self-taught, learning from my mistakes as well as from my successes. I create my images using only fabric and thread. I remain true to this limitation for two reasons; first, I love the challenge of finding new ways to depict ever more challenging subjects. Second, fabric work remains my true love. I enjoy the hunt for fabrics; where other artists might blend oil paints, I love finding that perfect shade or pattern for a specific need. I refer to my style as "gestalt impressionism" for one needs to take a step back from my pieces to get the whole picture. My view point changes by what is influencing me at the time. Recently I've begun to focus on the journey of the individual. I enjoy working on portraits of people whom I feel have lead interesting lives.

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3 comments on “10X10 Challenge
  1. Boudicca says:

    I am the first to like this at 9:22PM on Thursday 3.14.13. Be sure Karen gets a copy. She likes sunflowers!!!!

    Way to go, Moyce!!

  2. Mom and Dad says:

    We just realized that we will be in town during the show when we come for Tom’s confirmation. We’ll see your work!
    Mom and Dad

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