|"Weekend" ©2015, 42" x 19"|
I live in a relatively small town with a large university in California. The sun shines most days making bicycles a viable means of transportation for students, faculty, and other residents. On peak days, there are 20,000 bikes on campus, so I have no shortage of inspirational material. I frequently walk through campus and have grown accustomed to the rhythm of the days, the quarters and breaks and summers. I know not to expect to cross the street easily at 8:50 am. But weekends are different. Staff and faculty are gone, students sleep in, and a lone bike sits in the sun outside of a closed dining hall. The cycle of cycles - - I have my theme covered!
Hsin-Chen, this was a really fun piece to create and using a palette I like, but don't usually use in my work. I like the results - it reminds me of happy things. Thanks for the challenge!
"Weekend" was created with commercial fabrics and hand-dyes layered with organza. The foreground is raw-edge appliquéd and machine quilted.