Here are the results of an exercise on line and shape from Dunnewold/Morgan/Benn's book on Visual Language. What was reinforced for me in these examples was how to use line and shape to move the eye across the surface. I'm still struggling with intentionally conveying emotion in lines and shapes...everything I start out with appears so cliche. Maybe this is my metaphor for breaking down the wall until I come to a complete breakthrough. I'm going to try again and I'll post to get some responses here.
I really need a haircut...
How would you convey magical realism in a quilt? Crystal does writing prompts on her blog and the last one she did was for conveying magical realism and now I'm pondering how to convey that in cloth...Kathy Nida, an artist in the art quilt ring came to mind and also Faith Ringgold's and Betye Saar's works.
Fear, mystery, whimsy, etc. are descriptives that can be applied to magical realism...I would go for welcoming and mysterious...something that would make myself or viewers want to stay in the piece but yet not quite sure why or what they are seeing...today I'm going to work on creating some images and more ideas for this idea.