Every time I head to Washington, DC and go to the National Gallery of Art, I head downstairs to go through this light insulation by Leo Villarreal, titled Multiverse. The lights are static, then blinking, then shimmering, then moving and I never tire of it.
Shimmery Tunnel of Memories, Quilt #177
Four-in-Art, Series Four: Light
10 1/2″ wide 16″ high
Our Four-in-Art art quilt group’s yearly theme for 2017 is Light, and our first quarterly challenge was shimmer.
Shimmer is best captured in movement, in seeing the light flicker and move and wink and flash, so it was a hard one to interpret in cloth. But I had taken a snapshot of Multiverse on a trip to DC, and used that as inspiration for this challenge.
I’ll do the Deconstruction on the this quilt in the next post.
Please visit the others in our Four-in-Art group, and see how they interpreted the Challenge of Shimmer:
Betty Sun Shimmer, Filtered
All of our blocks are on our blog, Four-in-Art.
14 thoughts on “Four-in-Art February 2017: Shimmery Tunnel of Memories”
What a perfect interpretation!!!! I think you have captured perfectly the Multiverse and it is such an affirmation of all those wonderful pictures you (always!) take. Cannot wait for your deconstruction! Great job.
What a beautiful quilt! Perfect interpretation of the light instillation at the National gallery. TFS!
That’s magical! I love the way you have added beautiful colour to the shimmeriness, and the additional life your quilting has given it.
I love this group of yours! It’s so interesting how everyone interprets the assignments.
You’ve interpreted the display beautifully. I can imagine how difficult it was to turn it into the “flatness” of fabric, but those glistening bits in between… is that reflective fabric? Perhaps you’re saving that info for your next post. In any case, it’s a neat piece. I hope you have a place to hang it!
That is really fabulous. Great interpretation of the theme and constructed beautifully.
A great interpretation! Like others, I await the deconstruction. . . .
I enjoyed the video and I love the way you’ve incorporated the multiverse experience into your quilt. I think the colours bring out the sparkles wonderfully 🙂
I love the curving black and white pieces behind the bands of color! I am looking forward to the deconstruction too.
Such a fabulous shimmering multiverse you’ve created! I loved that you included a video from a visit to the shimmering lights at the National Gallery of Art in DC. So what type of fabric did you use for your shimmer? You’ve created a wonderful rendition of shimmering lights, not an easy thing to do. Shimmers are hard to catch!
Your mini is wonderful Elizabeth! I love the rainbow of color! And the art installation must be a delight to visit!
What a fun inspiration and resulting quilt. I was so intrigued when you shared an in process picture – this is a spectacular result. I can’t imagine what the art installation is like – must be really fun to see in person. Great quilt – looking forward to the details. And not a square!
How lovely. You pulled off what I tried and failed at. The colors and the “shimmering” lights a fascinating. I look forward to your deconstruction post. I hope one day I can visit this installation in Washington, D.C.
Fabulous!! I think this is my favorite Four-in-Art that you’ve done. Great interpretation of a fascinating light sculpture. I’d love to see it in real life sometime. I do remember a very colorful neon light installation in Chicago once that was very inspiring too. Sorry I’m so tardy in blog commenting these days.