Tuesday, May 13, 2014

“Gazing Globe”

“Gazing Globe”
copyright 2014 by Susan Brubaker Knapp
24" x 60"
I am excited and honored to announce that my piece “Gazing Globe” has been accepted into the “Reflections’ invitational exhibition of Dinner at Eight Artists. The 33-piece exhibition will premiere this fall at International Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival in Houston. 

Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison curate, teach, write and make art under the name “Dinner at Eight Artists.” I consider myself very fortunate to have had my work accepted in this exhibition, and in three of their previous exhibitions, “An Exquisite Moment” (2013), “Rituals” (2012), and “The Space Between” (2011).

Here is Leslie and Jamie’s description of the theme: “A mirror image. A response to a thought or word. A memory. What glints back at us as we gaze upon the water. The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.  What will your reflection reveal about you?”

My piece is based on a photo I took this winter of a gazing globe that sits in my garden. It was the day after a big snow, and in the bright sunshine, the globe glowed, and in some of its ripples, captured the warped reflections of the bare tree trunks and branches.  

I had fun doing some detailed quilting in the white background along the right side of the gazing globe:

Here are some other detail shots:

The piece is based on this slice of a photo I took in January 2014: