Friday, October 12, 2012

New Work - Part II


Selena - Terry Jarrard-Dimond
78"H x 61 3/8"W
Stained and dyed fabric, pieced and raw-edge applique, machine stitched & quilted


This was my second entry for Quilt National.  As I wrote yesterday, neither was accepted.

I have been exploring surface design processes for several years and these pieces are beginning to show some nice results of this study.  When I decided to make the entry into QN I knew that no matter what the decision was by the jurors, I had submitted quality work which represented my interest and concerns and that is all anyone can do.




Selena - detail -  Terry Jarrard-Dimond
78"H x 61 3/8"W
Stained and dyed fabric, pieced and raw-edge applique, machine stitched & quilted


My best wishes to all those whose work was selected.  Enjoy the moment.  And to those like myself, get back in the studio....that's where the action really lives.


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15 comments:

  1. Terry,
    I really like the direction you are going in. Maybe it's because I sculpt but I am seeing hidden figures all over the surface of your pieces! Like you I have been exploring surface design. Nothing concrete yet. Just exploration with monoprint and printing on textiles. Looking forwaed to seeing more! deborah

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    1. Wow! Thanks Deborah. I've always said that my work is: Landscapes filled with "entities". Thank goodness someone else sees them!!! xo, T

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  2. I am loving these, so subtle and rich. The kind of thing that rewards patient viewing and yields more on each viewing.
    Wow.
    -Melanie

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    1. Thank you Melanie! That is a great compliment. xo, T

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  3. I would really like to see these two works for real. It is so difficult fully to appreciate surface detail on small 2D imgaes - but I am pleased to be able to see even that. The pieces certainly evoke thoughts of the liminal, and I wonder if you are going to make a trio with Thanatos included - or are you going to stick with the the female entities? As a Greek speaker I have warm feelings towards Nichta and Selini.

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    1. I am so happy you know these entities! I have named one of my pieces in honor of Morpheous. This was the first piece. I'll post it later. I was invited to have a piece in Quilts=Art=Quilts and that is the piece I sent. I will investigate Nichta and Selini. I'm afraid I do not speak Greek but it speaks to me. xo, T

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    2. I agree that Morpheos is a much better third party than Thanatos! I look forward to your posting the image.

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    3. Better yes , but we will all eventually meet shy Thanatos.

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  4. I'm going to echo the other comments here and say that I, too, love this direction your taking. The depth of field you've been able to create with your dye and stain processes is remarkable. I was going to ask where your names came from but, having read the previous comment, now I know! I'm going to have to do a bit of research now.

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    1. Hey Vivien. Thank you for your positive comments. The connections with the greek names came through Morpheous which I haven't shown as yet. I kept looking at that piece thinking that it seemed smokey and dreamy and then I heard something about Morpheous and realized that what I saw in the work was the cloudy dream-state of sleep. Wonderful source material.

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  5. Hi Terry, Dominie Nash told me you'd put your QN entries up on your blog and that she thought they should have got in and I totally agree with her. Love the palette, the connectedness between the two sides on the first one and the interweaving of shapes on this one. YOu're doing something very fresh and very different, I just don't understand why they didn't get it. It's rare to see totally fresh work these days too, so much out there is so derivative.
    I like the way you think you can see things and then you don't...the mystery is great! Onward and upward! Elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your comments about my new work. It's taken a while to get on this "road". I'm over the QN disappointment. I followed my own advice: pouted for about a week and kept working. Jurying that show must be a bear of a job. Congratulations to you on your acceptance into QN. I hope to see the show next summer. As you say, Onward and Upward! Terry

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    2. I enjoyed meeting Dominie. Very classy lady.

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    3. I was lucky, QN is one of the few shows that gets many more strong "showable" entries than they could ever hope to include - at least double if not triple the number the barn would hold. I entered two very political pieces, I just felt strongly about the subject and wanted to make them. (the one they didn't take is on the front page of my website (www.elizabethbarton.com) in the middle - it's hard to see but I printed the fabric with babies... (not literally!!)
      Definitely would not make work "for a show" - I'm surprised that people would even consider doing that but judging from some of the chat groups they do.
      It also blows my mind that digitally printed and minimally adjusted fabric would be preferred over subtle hand stitched work - but I guess if they blast the jurors with 3 second per image viewing, it's amazing they choose anything decent! (Not sure if that's what they do now, but that's what it used to be.) AQE was much saner we got to view all the entries at home at our own speed.
      And now I'm off - driving north to Indiana through this gorgeous fall weather we are lucky enough to have, unlike the poor folk up in the NE. all the best, E

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    4. I replied...don't know if Google ate it! e

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