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Topes #2


topes-2Three years ago a spin-off group from QuiltArt list formed largely in response to Project Runway. The premise was to challenge ourselves to complete a project within a limited length of time according to the parameters proposed by a leader each month. Although I haven’t kept up with all the challenges, this year I’m determined to make a better effort. The use of my needlefelting machine is an additional twist.

 

This year we have committed to working in a series and to study color and design principles. This month the challenge was to work in monochrome and to display perspective.

 

My series is based on photographs I took in Mexico of Topes. Topes are traffic devices that might be a row of metal humps in the road, ridges, or a ditch—a physical device to encourage the driver to slow down while driving through the little villages.

 

Tuesday I’ll post an experimental piece–felting on paper towel. It will be a give away.

 

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  1. I love the colors and the great textures that you have put into your Topes series. They are full of character.

    November 13, 2008

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