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The Color Wheel

61" x 53" | 2004
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Outside the saturated center, I comment on the nature of each color.  The purpose of red is to make pinks.  The purpose of yellow is to make flowers.  The purpose of blue is to soothe.  The purpose of orange is to shock.  Green makes earthtones, and varies more than any other basic color.  Purple is playful and strange.


Equilateral triangles arise naturally from the color wheel.  Because they also make tumbling blocks, which have such depth, I used tumbling blocks as a subtle overlay pattern.

Exhibited in the juried show SAQA:  The Creative Force at the International Quilt Market and Festival, Houston, Texas, October-November 2006.  Catalogue published by the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.


Exhibited in the juried show Quilt for Art’s Sake 4, Makeready Press Gallery and Gallery 214 ArtSpace, Montclair, New Jersey, November 2005-January 2006.


Published in the book Color Play (Second Edition) by Joen Wolfrom, C&T Publishing, Lafayette, California, 2014.

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