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Gail Baar's avatar Gail Baar

Solid square shapes cut without a ruler make a bold statement. I work in the abstract, relating color to shape, and emphasize form on a white background. Keeping a limited palette streamlines the design to what is essential, bold and graphic. As a cellist in an orchestra I listen for what lies beneath the melody; the harmony and rhythm give shape to the music. In my quilts I leave out what is not necessary and emphasize the underlying form. The stitching lines become the melody, but one shape joins with another and gives form to the whole. My quilts convey a sense of presence, a transcendental quality where the shapes demand attention and implore the viewer to pay attention and take notice. There is power in size but also strength in gesture and a solemn stillness.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: fiber art
  • Width: 34"
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 31.5"