“Uncertainty”

In the near future, I will be posting pictures of some of my art quilts. I know that many of you are my “regular readers” (friends and family) and it will be repetitious for you. But I do hope that this will be a blog where I can express myself freely through art and words.

I am also planning some other fun things. Well…. hopefully you will think so. And hopefully you will keep on coming back to see me.

Some of you know that last year I was working on a Yoni quilt. It has been done for a long time, but we finally have permission to release the photos of them.

The Yoni Quilt Challenge was a challenge for QuiltArt list members.
For those that dont know, Yoni is a Hindu word for vagina.

Now for those that know me well….. well, let’s just say they were shocked that I would consider participating in this challenge. My sister asked “well, why not your ELBOW??” which is the same thing everyone pretty much wanted to know. The true challenge for me was the subject, initially. Once I got past that, it was easy. Maybe it was timing…. as my Mom died in August of last year. So, here is what I did.

Artist Statement for “Uncertainty”:
Dimensions: 19” wide X 20” high

Uncertainty

Uncertainty about
Finances
Jobs
Decisions
Relationships
Loves
Life

Uncertainty makes me want to crawl in a hole.
Crawl back to my Mother’s arms.
Crawl back inside her Yoni.
Mother’s love is the one constant in life.

Uncertainty about
Finances
Jobs
Decisions
Relationships
Loves
Life

My Mother is gone.
Uncertainty is the one constant in life.

GAM 12-7-06

Materials and Techniques Used: commercial fabrics, Quilter’s Dream batting, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, Liquitex fabric medium, PermaCore and MaxiLok threads. Raw edge appliqué, watercolor drawing on fabric, machine quilting on Gammill Classic.

Uncertainty

Uncertainty

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 17:40:00

    Gayle, I’m laughing at myself, because I must not have read the whole description completely and kept staring at it in the last week thinking I don’t get it….. and usually I get your work… silly silly me… I love it, sorry for not commenting sooner. Thanks for sharing it!!

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  2. rondabeyer
    Jul 20, 2007 @ 18:08:14

    Gayle, this is fantastic, I know I have said it a few times already but it is deserving, so one more time….. Fab Darling, just Fab!

    Reply

  3. Lynn Douglass
    Jul 21, 2007 @ 03:11:55

    Gayle…I remember when we were brainstorming about this several months ago. I think the final result it very cool! I’m amazed at your imagination and your ability to put what’s in your head, down on cloth. I’m still struggling with that! I’m so glad you are blogging here, where we can see and read freely!

    Reply

  4. Sarah E.
    Sep 11, 2007 @ 14:50:12

    Beautiful work, Gayle! And your poem is wonderfully evocative…I *so* identify!! Thanks so very much for sharing!

    Reply

  5. jan russell
    Sep 11, 2007 @ 20:27:21

    that baby is just so sweet………….nice job

    Reply

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