Rainbow color bar

Sunlight, Citron, Saffron, Ochre

56" x 43"

2006

I am fascinated by yellow because yellow light is such a tiny sliver of the spectrum. The practical result of this is that if you add more than the slightest amount of another color to yellow, it ceases to look yellow. To make up for its diffidence, yellow far outshines all other colors in luminosity.

This quilt is an attempt to see all the shades, however elusive, of yellow. If seen against a strongly contrasting color, each of these colors would appear yellow.

I chose a sunny hilltop as a good place to enjoy these colors. The scene also makes the allusion to Impressionism hard to miss.

Exhibited in the juried show Expressions: The Art Quilt 2006,
touring from August 2006 to August 2008. The tour includes a show at the National Quilt Museum of  the United States, Paducah, Kentucky.

Published in the book 500 Art Quilts, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, 2010.


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