Yolanda's Airplanes (A Quirky Color Wheel)

62" x 62" | 2005
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The design began as a tribute to my partner, the Cuban-

American artist Yolanda V. Fundora.  The little airplane is her logo, an allusion to her immigrant origins.

 

When I discovered the amazing visual thrill of red-and-black Log Cabin blocks, and the dramatic contrast between them and other bright colors, I planned this quirky color wheel.  Green goes in the center because it is the complement of red.

 

In this quilt, the airplane has become a metaphor for the power of color. The colors in the diamonds make the airplanes fly,  just as all the bright shapes seem to float above the red-and-black surface of the quilt.