Rainbow color bar

Yolanda's Airplanes

62" x 62"

2005

The design began as a tribute to my partner, the Cuban-American artist, designer and illustrator, Yolanda V. Fundora. The little airplane is her logo, an allusion to her immigrant origins.

When I discovered the amazing visual thrill of red-and-black Log Cabin blocks, and the dramatic contrast between them and other bright colors, I planned this quirky color wheel. Green goes in the center because it is the complement of red.

In this quilt, the airplane has become a metaphor for the power of color. The colors in the diamonds make the airplanes fly, just as all the bright shapes seem to float above the red-and-black surface of the quilt.

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