PHILosophy series #07 "Conversations with God"

I've completed my little quilt and will be mailing it off to Monica by tomorrow, but in the meantime here's a look.
I hope I've done justice to the other artisans, who's squares I chose to use. I 'd love to give them credit by name, but the names were not labeled on their art. Well, if you happen upon this blog, you know who you are, and I thank you.
The black strap you see on the left hand center of this piece, is the back hook and eye closure of a brassiere. I thought it to be fitting. It opens to reveal a bit of text. Sorry about the slight distortion on the bottom face, and stripes. That must have happened during the scanning.
Anyway, the art, joy and optimism of Monica and the Pink Artists has encouraged me to spend more time tending to my creative side. I sincerely thank them for that, and for all they've done for the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Here is another small segment of the fabric collage I'm currently working on. Possibly my favorite snippet so far, as it was inspired by Gustav Klimt.

I feel that the majority of Klimt's paintings are visual explorations of the truths that we all identify with. He successfully portrays, reveals and defines the paradox of beauty in ugliness. Those things which we must unavoidably experience, in life, in death, in global humanity. As perfectly stated in the book “Essential Klimt” by Laura Payne, his perspective continues to provoke serious contemplation, and his work creates a brooding, almost melancholy atmosphere while tackling a grand theme.
I have provided a copy of his painting “Tragedy. This one never fails to stimulate my senses. Please click on it to to view a larger more detailed image.

so as to redeem myself in the eyes of the critics with regard to my own personifications and what I dare to call my art, it is my philosophy that…..
the degree of one's skill is NOT what should prompt us to create our own personal idea of art, but purely the degree of passion and desire for expression, thought, provocation, and motivation.

Through the creation of this humble and primitive little piece of my heART, I aspire to convey my philosophy.

I cannot believe how long it has been since I last posted on this blog!!!

Once again, as motivated by the Pink Artists project,
I 'm currently working on creating a 10x10 inch collage quilt which will also showcase a few of the smaller 2x2's lovingly handmade by other artisans involved in this crusade (impeccably synchronized by Monica Magness.)
Here is a sneak peak at one of the segments I have completed so far.

I hope it doesn't offend anyone, but I'm compelled to speak in objectionable tones to this devastating disease the best way I know how, visually and spiritually.
I'll keep adding photo's as I go on, so please stay "posted" ..pun absolutely intended!