Three simple little houses. Child-like in their form.
But there’s a lot going on in these houses, and I want it all to be an invitation to enter the story and to bring to it your own memories and dreams of home.
What’s inside the windows? Some reveal the interior, some reflect back the outside world.
Look inside the houses. Trees and growth. How would they be a part of the narrative?
The background is filled with the colors of forest shadows, with a horizon line that’s askew.
Two houses are broken open. One is not.
Yet the houses themselves are filled with crayon-box cheerful colors and lively, dancing patterns and shapes.
Like real homes, these three structures reveal that inside and outside don’t always match and that stories are usually not simple.
The video shows my process of creating this art quilt. I constructed each house from fabric -- printing, collaging and stitching -- and then placed them in the background. As I worked it felt very much like creating a play: constructing characters, building a set, and then placing them together onstage.
I hope you enjoy seeing the process.
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