Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Blue Chair

This is a third chair in a series of 3. 
The series is called Primary Chairs.
The series started with a yellow chair for a challenge about adapting.
The second chair is red.
For this piece I took some new pictures to use as reference.
I wanted the chair facing the light, the hammer and nail represent how you can keep yourself balanced during challenging times of unbalance in your life. 
Here is a close up of the hammer & nail.

I used thrift store shirts for all 3 pieces and Triangle Paper to create the background for this one.
I made many, many, many triangle combinations for the piece. These are just a few of them. 

As I pieced, trimmed, and pieced again, I listened to the audio book, The Other Wes Moore.
A great book, especially for anyone who works with urban kids.
When I look at this piece that story is embedded into the fibers of the piece and it brings me joy.
The white box on the red chair represents faith.
The stones on the yellow chair represent friends and family.
All the chairs represent how you can get through difficult times of unbalance in life.