Arts and Crafts Movement and William Morris and the Pattern and Decoration movement. My era. All the things I love. All things that seem not to be so popular among the art quilters I associate with.
I'm not comparing myself to Jane Sassaman, mind you. I only wish I had her style, but I recognized a similar intent and mindset in what she does and what I try to do and like to do.
There is so much dyeing and painting and layering and subtlety (I call it "moosh" when it crosses into that totally unfocused area) going on in the art quilt world and my brain doesn't work that way so much. It is not that I don't like what I see. I like all kinds of art, done well. It is just that it is not what I can, or want to do myself. I love clear, flat color and crisp edges and symmetry and stylization of representational images, and I am pretty much alone in that among my immediate circle of quilt artists.It was just pretty great to make the connection tonight that I am coming from some of the same places as Jane. Here is one of her quilts:
Here is William Morris, the Master.
No moosh here.