Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stitch Ritual ~ an original art quilt

Stitch Ritual ~ detail
detail ~ Stitch Ritual  by Jane LaFazio
Stitch Ritual
Stitch Ritual by Jane LaFazio (60x24")
Stitch Ritual
detail ~ Stitch Ritual  by Jane LaFazio
Stitch Ritual ~ detail
detail ~ Stitch Ritual  by Jane LaFazio
Stitch Ritual
detail ~ Stitch Ritual  by Jane LaFazio
Stitch Ritual ~ detail
detail ~ Stitch Ritual  by Jane LaFazio
Stitch Ritual ~ detail
detail ~ Stitch Ritual  by Jane LaFazio
Stitch Ritual
detail ~ Stitch Ritual  by Jane LaFazio
Stitch Ritual ~ detail
detail ~ Stitch Ritual  by Jane LaFazio
You can see that I got help with this quilt and that I worked in my usual method. I created a bunch of small quilts, often stitching as my evening ritual, and then, when a deadline draws closer, I sew them all together to create a larger quilt.
I'd love your help writing my artist statement for this one....
Stitch Ritual
detail ~ Stitch Ritual  by Jane LaFazio

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I could look at this all day and still find it amazing.

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  2. Wow, that would keep anyone busy just looking at each of the different blocks, just fabulous!

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  3. This is like a 'Journal Quilt' in that you have so many snippets of your work, and they blend beautifully together! Best looking patchwork I've seen in a long time! Very inspiring, too...

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  4. How gorgeous- truly remarkable. Love the details and color palette!

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  5. Beautiful! I would love to see this "in the real" someday.

    You can certainly include something in your statement about the strong influence of the natural world on your work. You capture the whimsy of flowers and small creatures so wonderfully.

    xo

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  6. Jane-
    Stitch Ritual is a modern version of a crazy quilt. In an artist's statement I think it should be about your ritual using hand sewing and tied all these wonderful little snippets from your work together into one cohesive piece. The fact you used a muted palette goes a long way towards unifying this piece. Nice job!
    Lisa Sullivan

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  7. Jane, your artistic style is so playful and engaging, it really inspires me to just stop worrying and get on with trying everything without fear or hesitation!

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  8. Jane - It is delightful to look through this amazingly complex quilt. The representations of stitch in various forms, fibers, and threads is pure delight for me to take time to view bit by bit. This piece is so successfully arranged to make a wonderful large work of art.
    Thank you for sharing...
    Kristin

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  9. Jane, I see the Love and Joy you have for your craft in every panel. From the fabric you chose, to the subject you stitched over the top, to the smallest of embellishments you've used. Your Story you share is so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing! <3

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  10. What a delightful quilt! Everywhere the eye lands there is something new to consider. Beautiful!

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  11. Wow. All I can say is WOW!

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  12. Methinks that cats were wanting a bit of ME time!! I have an issue with dog hair in my house- i find it stitched into my bead pieces!!
    I would know that this was your work from a mile away- it has your elegant intuitive style and charm. the brown eyed susan- daisy shapes really unify it as do the colors that you love to use. and the black thread painting! I love all of the texture that you added in when you put it together and I totally agree with the comment about about this being a modern day crazy quilt of sorts. this is really a beautiful piece and I would love to see it in person some day , maybe!!!! ( Does some of that rust look familiar???0 <3! got to get off the compute and get to stitching - you inspire me as always!!!!

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  13. such an amazing work, jane...so many beautiful parts to the whole..

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  14. The whole is greater the sum of its parts. How true, when viewed each of your smaller 'parts' is an individual masterpiece but together they come to life and become a uniform 'whole'.
    Love your blog and have been recently been inspired by your use of colour.

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  15. A garden of Eden! So beautiful.
    Maybe the word "genesis" should make its way into your artist statement.
    MF

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  16. Seems like these pieces show how you recognize and capture the simple moments and items in your life, honoring them in some Buddhisty way.
    Nice work.
    N

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  17. OMG - don't know where to start with superlatives -- I just love this piece so so much, and I love so much of your art...this is absolutely superb.

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  18. This is gorgeous, I've been looking forward to seeing how it came together. You must feel very pleased with it.
    Carole x

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  19. Creatively Jane! I would know it was yours immediately. I am loving this one!

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  20. Absolutely LOVE this! It is like your own very creative soup all brewed up into one spectacular piece! So much eye candy, wish I could touch and feel it up close!

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  21. I'd love to see this quilt for real. all the layers and textures look wonderful and intriguing.

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  22. thanks soo much everyone for your kind words. and also for helping me see this piece through your eyes, so that I can compose an artist statement.
    THANK you!

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  23. Jane, I love your 'Stitch Ritual' Quilt,beautifully put together and perfectly balanced.

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  24. Amazing AND Gorgeous. :)

    Sheila in Oregon

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  25. Absolutely loooooove it. :-)

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  26. Thank you. I will begin my own evening ritual and hope to have a treasure like yours in a few months!

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