Now, I enjoy all of the above, musically, but...in art?
Turns out there are many artists who've employed syncopation in their work...and this includes quilters.
Think about bargello quilts, for example.
|Photo via Craftsy.com|
Or the work of Nancy Crow (specifically "Contructions #82: Breaking Control" - scroll down), Katie Pasquini Masopust (scroll down for Syncopation) or Liz Berg:
|Syncopation - Liz Berg|
And remember that piece I worked on last year that was a "Convergence" quilt -- based on the work of Ricky Tims?
Um-hum. Like that.
I tried a few doodles in a small sketchbook, just to get the flow going.
Stiff. Formal. Constrained. Ugh!
But there was something about the staggered rectangles...that got me thinking about lines. Dancing lines, like in a scene from Disney's Fantasia...
I got to thinking about Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. I downloaded it from iTunes into my iPod, and I listened. And listened. And listened...
And began to draw...LARGE piece of paper, Sharpie (R) marker...
I turned the lines into rectangles (as if pieces of fabric). There were two attempts at this on the one sheet of paper:
And then I tried it in colour -- smaller size, water colour paper, water colour paint and pencils:
It has the makings of a very "modern" quilt... but...we'll see what EB has to say first, won't we?
And as I wait...I'll work on other projects (like the 2nd coat of primer on the kitchen walls)...and link to WIP Wednesday on The Needle and Thread Network.
As you catch up with what other Canadian needlers are doing, grab a cuppa and have a listen (it's 16-17 minutes long) to Leonard Bernstein playing and conducting Gershwin's...you guessed it:
Hope you're staying cool (we're not!) and have some rain (we don't!)...
In any event, be well!