Resurrection (Hot Cross Three)

It seems appropriate that I finished the third art quilt in my Hot Cross series during Easter week.  The timing is pure coincidence, but providential.

Resurrection depicts an abstract figure fused to the cross, which was fused to the background.  The piece called for free form quilting rather than the linear stitches in the previous pieces.

Once again, I’d appreciate any input or constructive criticism in the comments.

Resurrection (link to poem)

Resurrection (Hot Cross Three)

Resurrection

Resurrection (Hot Cross Three)

Closeup

Resurrection (Hot Cross Three)

Poetry label

Next up: Rustic (Hot Cross Four)

Blue Radiance (Hot Cross Two)

In my second to last post, I mentioned I am working in a series this year as a means to help define and find my artist’s voice.  I chose crosses because they visually appeal to me.  There are so many styles depending on the source.  Just Google “crosses” and you’ll discover image upon image of plain, ornate, Coptic, Celtic, colorful.

I also chose this theme because there are so many ways to shake up that linear shape.  I’m curious to see how many versions I can create.

Blue Radiance appears below (I was going to name it “Study in Blue”, but the final piece called for a different name).

Just like last time, I’d appreciate any input or constructive criticism in the comments.

Blue Radiance (link to poem)

Blue Radiance (Hot Cross Two)

Full piece – 12″x18″. Thoughts?

Blue Radiance (Hot Cross Two)

Closeup #1

Blue Radiance (Hot Cross Two)

Closeup #2

Blue Radiance (Hot Cross Two)

Poetry Label

Next up: Resurrection (Hot Cross Three)