Sunday, June 7, 2009

Caution----Dyed Fabric

This is the time of year when I am immersed in finishing the big album that documents the previous year's Quilt/Surface Design Symposium. Checking names of students or recording details of class curriculum is not as much fun as choosing and laying out the photos. Certain things happen almost every year so the challenge becomes finding a new way to show it. If I had to choose one image that represents QSDS, it would be dyed fabric hanging on a line. This is my favorite shot. I took it looking through the road sign that blocks off the section of the parking lot where the Surface Design tent resides. Aside from the contrast between the rigid stripes and the curving lines of fabric, the implication that dyed fabric might need some kind of warning makes me chuckle. When I go to QSDS this month, there will surely be freshly-dyed fabrics hanging on the lines. My challenge will be to really look at this and find a new viewpoint