94" x 95"
Neurodiversity is simply a term that means a lot of different kinds of brains. I think this makes for an interesting world. It is difficult dealing with people who are different than I am, but I can see value there. I am also of the firm belief that if we seek answers for today's or tomorrow's complicated problems, we just might need that "out of the box" style of thinking.
I abstracted this idea to color choices in my quilt. I wanted to show lots of diversity in color combinations. What I found really interesting is that some of the colors I used were not favorites of mine. I couldn't imagine how to use them all together in a way that would be appealing to me. I learned that when pairing up these colors with other colors, suddenly I could see the beauty. It opened my eyes. And, put all together rather randomly in a small photo, it's a bit overwhelming. However, the giant size of this quilt, in person, is really quite nice. I love seeking patterns in all of this chaos!
previous post? I really enjoyed slowing down to do the work, and the meditative quality of time spent hand stitching. It was good.
I also thought for this quilt, it would need a colorful back. So I took some of the same fabric I used for the front and created a new pattern for the back. I call it Light Box, though I am not sure why. Honestly, after I finished it, I actually preferred it to the front! I am really drawn to the organization of the colors because it has a calmer energy.
Speaking of neurodiversity....one of the things my brain struggles with is putting things into categories. Is this an art quilt or a modern quilt or a variation of a traditional quilt??? I plan on listing it in one of my gallery pages, so where do you think it should go?
Anyway, I have made another Light Box quilt, and entered it into the new juried show called A Celebration of Color. The show is judged and will have prizes and opens at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago this April. I will post about the new quilt next week!