Sunday, June 30, 2013

Time 2 Remember

TIME 2 REMEMBER: 8 1/2 X 11 1/2 Fiber and Assemblage Collage. This challenge piece is part of an exhibit for our 2014 Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild show in Springfield, Mo. Our small art quilt group, Creative Fiber Art, decided to move out of our comfort zone and come up with some unusual and creative ideas. We thought that the Steampunk genre was about as unusual as it gets.  We read up on just what Steampunk is supposed to represent and looked at many examples online and in magazines. The idea is that the "turn of the century" industrial revolution merged with the Victorian science fiction era. They imagined that the whole world was run by steam powered machines. Of course these machines had to be beyond reality, or they would not be science fiction. With that in mind, we came up with size and a basic unifying element (notice the zipper running along two sides.) However, each member was to come up with their own individual presentation. I printed a well known head image from Pinterest onto photo fabric. My husband was kind enough to take apart an old clock and my granddaughter took apart some old watches.  Much glue was required to assemble the clock gears to be able to connect the simulated pulley system. The only purchased item, is the memory key. FOR A CLOSER VIEW, RIGHT CLICK AND OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW.