Every time I complete an international exhibition project, I create a work to celebrate the time I spend. This is the one that I created for Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2016. I would like to thank all my friends for making our dreams come true. The dream now becomes a common recollection. A lifetime memory can be dignified, romantic, resplendent, surprised, unexpected, frustrated and hard-won. We must learn to accept all of them and keep them in mind constantly. It is the start of happiness.
When I was a kid, I used to have a variety of abstract ideas. At that age, I had no idea about taking actions and making dreams come true, and I didn’t know that failures are opportunities for self-learning. Dreams are like flowers. What a beautiful picture it is to hang them on a tree and grow with them. Dreams can be real or surreal. Without great determination, it is never easy to make dreams come true. Flowers bloom, big or small, present or past, and I hope one day there will be a tree full of flowers. And there comes another distant and big dream.
Thinking is the theme I chose for myself at the beginning of the third cycle of Viewpoints 9. The reason is that rather than indulge in fantasy and end up with nothing, I want to take actions and keep records of not only stunning works and exhibitions, but also words. I enjoy combining text and flowers in this challenge, and let them bloom together on the tree. Such a good thing! Thank you, Alicia, for the topic.
Materials: hand-dyed fabrics, commercial cottons, silk, hand-dyed threads
Techniques: hand stitched, hand pieced, hand appliquéd
Size: 100 x 100 (cm)
I would like to show you an unexpected beauty of this work. I was absolutely fascinated by it. It made me postpone batting and quilting process. But I do enjoy such delaying. Hope you will also like it. Here it is! I put it on a window after I completed piecing. The backlit photo gives me lots of ideas of quilting design, which means, I have not quilted the work yet. I look forward to sharing photos once it is quilted.