Coming down to the wire . . .

Approximately four months ago I launched this blog with three things in mind:  explore the Celtic knot font, showcase my “large-scale” Celtic knot applique technique, and chronicle the creation of a new body of work for a gallery show.

Well, I enjoy playing with the Celtic knot font, though I’ve barely scratched the surface.  I’ve created Celtic knot crosses, bands, and even circular knots.

I’ve learned something new about my technique as I work with it.  Each piece is better than the one before it; my latest piece is a far cry from the first pieces. I still think there’s room for improvement.

Along the way, I even tried my hand at animation, though it doesn’t have anything to do with Celtic knots other than being a novel way of presenting them.

Finally, yesterday, I installed the seven pieces I created these past four months in the Gallery of By Design for the show they were created for. The show is called “Piece By Piece: Fiber or Glass” because I’ll be sharing the space with Sarah Ansell, a stained glass artist. I think it’s a good pairing; my pieces resemble stained glass in a way. The opening reception is this Saturday, October 8th.  Here are the particulars:

The Gallery of By Design, 136 Front St., Alton, IL, on Saturday, October 8th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

I took lots of pictures of the installation, but you’ve seen all the pieces (except for the latest one).  I’ll post a “virtual gallery tour” once the show has opened.

2 thoughts on “Coming down to the wire . . .

  1. Saw your blog address in Quiltposium magazine and went to see your Celtic Knots. Very absorbing and unique. I have seen these for decades but have never seen them in 2 or 3 colors before. I like them a lot the way you did them. Great work. Thanks

    1. You’re welcome, Gloria . . .

      Multi-colored Celtic knots came to me once I realized that some knots were multi-strand. Identifying each strand with its own color seemed obvious after that.

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