None of us had heard of her but one of her paintings is in the latest Victorian National Gallery Winter Exhibition called MOMA. It is an exhibition with works from the New York Modern Art Gallery. I still haven't got around to seeing it yet.
|Textile by Lyubov Popova|
Lyubov died of scarlet fever at only 35 years old but during her short life she taught art, produced books and textiles and fashion designs. I think she was ahead of her time and was hugely talented.
I took my inspiration from the textile pictured above and pieced a variety of black, white and orange fabrics together.
I layered different sized circles on the top and then bravely made 3 cuts with my rotary cutter and shifted the fabrics and sewed them back together.
Normally I would have made the circles blue to make them really pop but I wanted to experiment with the limited colour range like Lyubov Popova did. I liked it more than I expected.
When I quilt I usually change the thread colour to match the fabric but this time I wanted to try just white straight lines like I have seen the modern quilters do.
|Fractured by Linda Steele|
It was a much quicker way to quilt and I quite liked the clean modern look for a change.
Bye for now,