|Sonia Delaunay, Market at Minho,1915|
o I wasn't kidding a couple of weeks ago, when I said I was scattered!
My house was scattered, my work was scattered, my life - in general - scattered
. Seeing it in print, made me realized that I was craving to bring chaos
into order. And that's exactly what I've been doing - de-cluttering the house, facing pieces from this year, finishing up the edges on the The Curves.
As things get done, its rewarding to see a plan come together.
|F. Kupka Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors II |
That said, its given me time to - to borrow a favorite term from Elizabeth Barton - cogitate!
I mean nothing like sewing 5
- count them - 5
bobbins worth of edges to have time to think. Working on The Curves, has reminded me how much I've fallen in love with the piece. I mean curves
- what's not to love?
So I thought I would start planning my piece for Sacred Threads in that direction.
In research for the piece, I stumbled upon an art movement called Orphism.
Orphism developed during the early 20th century from cubism and narrowed its vision on
pure abstraction with bright colors. It is perceived to be fundamental in the transit from Cubism to Abstraction. Now if you've never heard of Orphism - I bet you'd recognize it when you saw it. Artists like Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Leger, Francis Ficaba and Franz Kupka all figured greatly in the movement.
|Robert Delauney, Homeage to Bleriot|
I'm sure you can see why I'm drawn to the movement and how I can see
how its going to inspire me onto my next piece. When I look at these
pieces I see joy, movement, spontaneity - all things that work nicely
into the idea of my spirituality.
So What have you been up to creatively??
|Sonia Delaunay, Electric Prisms|
I am pretty sure I am not near as creative as you - but I totally understand the scattered! And all the lists in the world aren't helping lol
your work is just stunning and I enjoy seeing your photos!
Thank you for sharing. Your posts continue to inspire me.
How are you Miss Nina??! I haven't heard from you in a long while! Sandy and I talked about getting together the three of us again. :) We really need to make that happen and catch up.
I still stop in and see what you're up to - it looks like quite a lot too. :) Everything looks wonderful and you are inspiring me with each post as always!
Love circles, love Sonia Delaunay. Thanks for posting these. I linked with my shibori circles.
Love the energy and colour of these pieces. I feel inspired.
I too researched the Delauneys and Orphism earlier this year -- in EB's "Abstract Art for Quilt-makers" online class. Love the colour, the organic curves, the proportions...I can see why you're inspired! :-)
Love the exuberance! And looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
Thank you for introducing me to Orphism. I like all the circles and curves, but I sure wouldn't want to piece a design like that. :)
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