KATHIE RATCLIFFE
Featured Artist in January 2012
Tumbling Blocks

12.25" x 16.25" - 18" x 22" framed
and stitched, cotton fabrics, acid-free mat, conservation glass.

Tumbling Blocks is geometrically simple but visually exciting. Each block is made of three identical 60 diamonds. Placement of light and dark colors gives the effect of depth and motion. Ancient Roman floor tiles and mosaics use the cube motif. It appeared as a quilt pattern in the 1851 Godey's Lady's Book and remains a favorite of quilters today.

In this piece the strong contrast of red, gold, and black produces a stunning staircase effect. Multiple planes of perspective add a dynamic and ever-changing visual feast, as 6-pointed stars or 3-cube structures seem to come and go.

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
(Henry David Thoreau)

 

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2012

Kathie Ratcliffe
Pam & John Hults
Steve Hazlett
Deborah G. Rogers
Judith Brinckerhoff
Lori Ann Corelis
Teresa Kogut
Paige Koosed
Barbara Dull
Jane Theobald
Peter Bretz
Lora Soling

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