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Monday Morning Espresso

42.00"W x 30.00"H x 0.3"D

$300 (Shipping Included)

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Connie Betterley

TALLAHASSEE, FL

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: geometric, op, modern

Media: fabric, cotton, batting, batik on paper

Size: 42"W x 30"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2018

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This started out as a traditional quilt design, but at the last moment, I shifted some of the blocks to create an op art illusion. I think the neutral colors and design of this art quilt would look great in a modern, minimalist setting. This one-of-a-kind art quilt is made out of cotton batik fabrics, which bring their own unique look to this quilt. This lightweight wall quilt is ready to hang in a special place in your home or office.

I always wanted to be able to draw and paint, and I always admired those who were able to see an object and render it realistically on paper with pencils or paint. I was never able to do so. However, over time I realized I could make art with fiber – grasses for baskets, yarn for weavings, fabric for quilts. I made my first quilt when I was in graduate school - a simple strip-pieced “Around the World” quilt. From the very beginning I was concerned mostly about the colors – for that quilt I wanted to achieve a smooth gradation of color in the fabric choices. Since then, I have taken a series of workshops from nationally and internationally renowned artists. I am always fascinated with their creative process and how they work. I’ve adopted bits and pieces of how they work into my own. While some quilters use fusing techniques for their quilts that allow them to render realistic landscapes, I use traditional piecing techniques to obtain a result that is more abstract.

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