Thursday, November 04, 2010

Art that Works

I recently joined a small art group called Art that Works (ATW) This group has been working together for several years and has had a number of really interesting challenges. They're at the tail end of a monochromatic challenge and I am working on a really small piece so I have something to reveal at the next meeting.

A year-long challenge has just started. We will make one or more pieces based on photos taken at the local historic site Charles Towne Landing; the original settlement location of Charleston, SC. As I understand it, the resulting quilts will be exhibited at Founder's Hall on the grounds.

A couple of weeks ago we all met up at the Landing to take photos. It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed our walk though the park. It had been over 20 years since I was last at the park and I was amazed at how different it looked.

There is a new (to me) modern visitor's center (click photos for larger view)

One of the things I love about the south is the oak trees - especially the ones that grow in interesting configurations.

We all thought this view of the stream looked like a marbling project.

I found some of the fencing very interesting.

There are a few replica buildings on the grounds

There is even a small zoo/animal preserve.

I have a couple of ideas for the quilt I'll be making. Hopefully I'll be able to translate my idea in fabric.


Judy Heyward said...

Boy, you got a lot better pictures than I did! I guess I'm gonna have to go back (what a sacrifice).

janice said...

Corky - I love reading your blog, and you have outdone yourself with the photography on this one. Even I am getting inspired!