Monday, 11 May 2009

Jazz it Up

A little while ago I gave a sneaky peak of some work done by Zigzag, the group that I mentor. The exhibition of their work was on Saturday as part of a larger quilt exhibition at Haberdasher's School in Elstree and now I can show you the pieces in full. This was a group exercise based on a painting by Canadian artist Eric Waugh called Jazz it Up. A copy of the painting was cut into six pieces and each member of the group was given a piece. They were then given free rein to use this as inspiration in any way they wished the only restraint being they all had to be the same size. They've worked in sketchbooks, made samples and developed themes and as you can see they've come up with six very different interpretations.


The first one is by Ann and I think this is called Drum Beat and is incredibly effective... you can feel the drum beat!

The one below is by Lynda and involves lots of stitched metal so has a wonderful rich, sumptious feel.

This is by Joan and has a fabulous embellished background.

This is Bernice's picture which has lovely 3D spirals and a very delicate feeling about it.


Sandy's has gorgeous layers of sheer fabric cut back to reveal glowing colours

And last but not least is Lynne's which was based on the devestating effects of hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans and is full of amazing detail and wonderful stitching.

I think they all did really well in interpreting the theme in six such different ways, the work looked fabulous hung together and I look forward to them exhibiting together again. Well done ladies.

17 comments:

  1. They are all so different and lovely. Thanks for showing us the photos
    Kimx

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  2. They all look fantastic. I wish I could of gone to the exhibition.

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  3. Amazing and gorgeous pieces. What a great idea to use a painting as inspiration.

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  4. Excellent work Gina. Congratulations to you and the ladies. It's amazing how differently people see the same thing.

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  5. Hi Gina,
    Great to see all the different styles.

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  6. wow, they are all absolutely brilliant!

    x

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  7. I'd love to see them all together. Did you join them up?
    By the way I thought of you today..a friend came with some rhubarb!

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  8. What wonderful pieces of work. They are all very individual yet express the theme so well. Thanks for sharing them with us - clever ladies.

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  9. Interesting to see the different interpretations, some lovely work.

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  10. Just wow - they are all SO good. As you say - so different and yet there is a thread (no pun intended) which links them together. x

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  11. What a wonderful collection of work, and all so different.

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  12. Absolutely wonderful! How lovely to have worked with such a group of creative people. Always fascinating to watch things like this through from start to finish and watch ideas evolve, be kept/discarded and come to fruition. x

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  13. I love every one of them. You must be so proud of your group!

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  14. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog via Ali's!
    Wow the jazz pieces are all gorgeous, I bet you were bursting with pride!

    Helenx

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  15. Wow -- isn't that interesting! Thanks for sharing with us -- so fun to see the different interpretations of the same painting!

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  16. Fantastic. Well done ZigZag! Lesley

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