week 38--sound

Back again.  Another challenging one (aren't they all supposed to be?), though not quite as much as the last one!  Indeed a skosh more tangible.  I'd thought of doing something based on this cool video:  http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/06/the-visual-patterns-of-audio-frequencies-seen-through-vibrating-sand/ but happened upon an old package of rick-rack at a garage sale and decided it could represent sound waves.  Sorta.  Sound goes out, sound goes in.  But if a tree falls in a forest...

Cotton, cotton rick-rack, fusible web, machine-quilting.


week 37--thin

Wow, really?!?  October 2011?!? True, I was really stumped on this one, but over a year-and-a-half? Obviously I lost commitment to this project while life continued on, though the word always lurked in the back of my mind.  And I got caught between concept and technique--how does one show thin? Ultimately, I decided that thin is relative.  A hair is thinner than a wire, a wire is thinner than a twig, a twig is thinner than a supermodel (though not by much), a supermodel is thinner than I, ad infinitum...
So I simply chose fabrics with stripes of different widths; each stripe has its own dimension; it's only by comparison that one becomes thinner--or not.
(So curious what word I'll pull out next from the little red bag, once I dig through the cobwebs!)

Cotton, rayon, fusible web, decorative yarn, cotton thread.