26 Jun 5401 – 6000 Minutes
This post is the tenth in a series about my 2020 100 Day Project called 6000 Minutes. In a nutshell, I am spending 60 minutes each Monday thru Friday for 100 Days working on projects and sharing the results. You can read more about my thoughts and how I came up with this project on the original post here. These blog posts are about the finished projects. For the daily in-progress posts, see my feeds on Instagram or Facebook.
As much as I love working in black and white, every now and then I feel the need to play with a bit of color. This piece, Mirage (24″ x 8″), includes some golden brown lines as well as some brown stitching. I chose the black and brown stitching to soften the contrast between the fabric lines and the background. This piece was for Days 91 and 92 and is available here.
The next two pieces I worked on both started and stopped, interrupting each other. I began this Lines #8 diptych on Day 93 and finished it on Day 98. Playing with some improvisationally cut lines and some dense quilting, I also decided to cut this one into two pieces to create a diptych. The left side is 16″ x 12″ and the right side is 9″ x 12″. Thinking back to my Lines #6 – Connected piece, I added one little line of black quilting to the lower left.
Although I care deeply about the state of our country, my concerns and opinions don’t usually show up in my work. Sometimes, though, things are so important, I have to figure out how to do that. After the murder of George Floyd, I spent a few days trying to figure this out and then made this simple piece to show my support for the Black Lives Matter movement. As a white person, I grew up thinking the police were there to help me. That probably is true for me. If I had been suspected of passing a bad $20 bill, I would not have been killed. Clearly, the same is not true for Black people and it must stop. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time reading, learning and thinking and doing my best to help where I can.
Finally! Day 100! I like to do something a bit special for the last day of my 100 Day Projects. In previous years, I’ve made a piece that was inspired by the ideas of ending, of being finished. This year, I made To Be Continued – because, of course, I’m not going anywhere! I’ll still be making work and posting it, just not every weekday. This piece is a bit of play with my organic lines and the idea of an ellipsis (the dot, dot, dot we are all familiar with).
To Be Continued is 12″ x 6″ and available here.
That’s it for the descriptions of the work I made during 6000 Minutes. I plan to write a wrap-up post soon as well. Thanks for following my journey!