My creative challenge for 2018 is Taking Shape: Cues from Nature where I make a 50x50cm abstract textile painting with a focus on shape. This month I went looking for inspiration in the rockpools at the northern end of the beach at Copacabana.
Then I looked down and, for the first time ever!, spotted a collection of sea stars that appear to be consistent with belonging to the genus Patiriella, commonly known as carpet sea stars. The grey-green background of carpet sea star bodies provides excellent camouflage in rock pools and crevices of intertidal rocky shors.
Instead, I further simplified the design to make convex curves. Here is my work in progress that I will complete on my return to Australia after teaching at the Pacific International Quilt Festival:
In the meantime, view the Taking Shape: Cues from Nature collection on my website. The next Monthly Art Project showcase is on 15 November 2018. I invite you to join the creative challenge with YOUR personal monthly art project.
Join the Monthly Art Project: Flourish in 2018!
The Monthly Art Project Facebook Group is open to any artist in any medium with a showcase on the 15th day of each month. New participants are welcome at any time.
Click throuch to view the October 2018 Showcase so far: