Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Faux Photo Quilt

Tired of the "best photo" selection process from my Astoria trip, and enchanted by this wall detail, I veered off my photo selecting path into photo imagery.

 The more I looked at the wall detail, trying to explain to myself and to potential viewers why I saw this as art, I realized it reminded me of a section of a quilt.  Or the beginnings of a quilt pattern.  

Though I'm a seamstress, I've never felt one bit inclined to cut big pieces of fabric into little pieces of fabric just to give myself the task of sewing them all into one big piece again.  But what if I could make a faux quilt?  What if I made it from bits of photos I shot on the Astoria photo trip?

Using this wall art as a base, I added two (heavily Topazed) details from the Maritime Memorial under the Astoria Bridge.  Can you find them?  They're knots and a ship's wheel.  

It's easy to spot the salmon leaping out of the fish can labels from the city garbage cans.

Lastly, look for wave detail from a cafe sign on Marine Drive.  

Presenting my Faux Photo Astoria Quilt:


Carol Leigh said...

Brill. Yunt. First of all, loved your remark about cutting/re-sewing. Very funny. Also liked your original photo. But what you MADE is just terrific. Very creative. Very clever. Wish I'd thought of it.

Linda Heinsohn said...

Thanks so much, Carol. First for looking regularly at my work and second, for commenting, and encouraging and cheerleading. I truly appreciate it.