|click on the book cover to go to Amazon...this is the Kindle edition|
What is submitted is an understanding of Jazz as confrontational, experimental and traditional nature of the music. Confrontational, in that it challenges the audience beyond mere entertainment...in that it builds on traditional chords, but rearranges, add, subtracts, to create creative dissonance in sound and in performance. Experimental and traditional in that one of the innovations was to take previous tunes and analyze the chords and layer them with new chords, rearrange the chords, take out chords, etc.
Hearing about dissonance described this way and applied to visual art just made me breath a lot deeper and placed what I have done in my own art in a perspective that is both comfortable and challenging at the same time...comfortable in that it describes the way I work and challenging because there is always that push to stretch traditional quilt methods/tools into new forms of expression/use. I've already acknowledge the discovery that I tend to work circular in building a series...from one piece to another are different series until I come back around.
|pieces started 18 months ago or longer and came out of 8 months of storage, excited me all over again...I was like "I DO like my work!"|