Sunday, February 12, 2012

Architectural Shift





Last spring, my husband and I attended a concert at the Frank Gehry designed Disney Concert Hall. I was very intrigued with the building, both inside and out and took lots of photos.


I have been taking an online design class and one of our assignments was to make sketches from favorite photos and then play with the sketches, isolating areas.

I ended up liking this block and then played with colors, values and sizes and ended up with Architectural Shift. It is fused and machine stitched.

Here is a detail:



11 comments:

Karen said...

These color choices are so you, Gerrie, and the patterns are perfect in this piece.

Diane Perin Hock said...

What a great way to use these wonderful shapes! The colors and patterns work so well!

Helen Conway said...

I spy chartreuse!!!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Beautiful design Gerrie! Your class sounds like great fun and I think this design process could lead to some wonderful quilts.

Kristin L said...

That building is fascinating, and your detail of it captures the curves and points well. I especially like how you've played with scale and repetition, which in a way, echos the rhythm of the building itself. Architecture needn't be plain boxes anymore!

Brenda Gael Smith said...

This is a very effective composition with repetition of units. I think you have to continue this as an architectural series by coming to Australia to take photos of the Opera House in Sydney and Federation Square in Melbourne. (You could do it in April 2013 when Colorplay will be on exhibition at the Australasian Quilt Convention.)

Lisa Flowers Ross said...

My first impression of this was of Japanese rooftops.

Deborah Boschert said...

I love it! It's just wonderful. I love seeing the photo and sketches that inspired it, but it totally stands on its own an a beautiful piece of graphic art. The color palette is really great too -- strong red and black with just enough yellow and chartreuse.

kirsty said...

Now THAT is how to use a strong colour palette! I think that is a palette that would be exceptionally difficult to use without it getting away on you and overpowering the design. You have used it with complete control and it's perfect. The building is still there but the quilt is it's own entity.

Terry said...

Love the rhythm and repetition here. It has an almost musical quality.

Nikki said...

I see the music too!