New work: ammonite triptych

January 15, 2014

Finished. In time for a deadline no less.




hand dyed cloth, screen printed, foiled, beaded
20 x 20 x 2 gallery wrapped canvas (screened with molding paste, painted with acrylics)


I like these pretties although it has been interesting listening to some of the questioning voices in my head. They are not involved in critiquing the art itself. It’s more about the practicality of having a bunch of large canvases to store in an already crowded space. I haven’t even bothered entering any of my framed work in non-local shows as I don’t want to bother with ordering and storing more boxes than I already have and paying for shipping.

Then again, I have sold several of my framed pieces, and almost none of the regular quilts. 

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    Lyric Art — art for sale: ammonite series
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    Sharon Leahy
    January 17, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I so agree with the conundrum … I love the look of my pieces on frames … they have a certain dignity on frames (i.e., will not be mistaken for a “large fancy potholder”) (grins), and it does simplify the smaller galleries issues with properly hanging an unframed art quilt when they are really most familiar with hanging frames … but then there IS that issue of where to store them here in the home, I just keep rotating and gifting! I find that my friend’s interests in their own lives tend to be unanticipated and most appreciated challenges to me in my designing play .. for instance, a ladyfriend is a trained chef … so I’m working on a series of small pieces to express flavors !!! fun! smiles and joy to you — may 2015 be filled with joy, relaxation, inspiration, lots of playtime, and heaps of good colors.

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    Lyric Art — inspired by nature
    February 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

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    Lynette (NZ)
    January 22, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Lovely – I especially love your colour choices

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    January 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I love ammonites, well shells and spirals of any kind twinkle my lights. Your triptych is beautiful. Interesting about the quilts vs. canvas. I wonder if people, outside of quilters, know what to do with a canvas and don’t know what to do with a quilted piece of artwork. Or, they may think they need to clean it like bed linens. It would be interesting to poll interested buyers their preference. Beautiful art, regardless!!!

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    January 16, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    These are beautiful. I love tryptics. I think it’s interesting that your critical voice is about practicality as opposed to artistic expression. It’s great that your work is selling – keep at it! Take care, Byrd

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    Julie Beard
    January 16, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Lyric, They are all glorious and worthy of any quilt show! So stop procastinating and enter them into something. I sure they would be winners. I think they are wonderful and would be proud to hang them on my walls if I could afford to buy them. Julie

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    vicki miller
    January 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    These are beautiful, I love the development of the ammonite through the pieces

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