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Reflections of a Quilted Iso-Cube in Primary Colors

Diane Rabb & Julius Cassani

The art piece that we chose to create is a mixed-media, five-panel construction based on an architectual visualization technique known as "Iso-Metric" drawing. This technique allows for a 3D view of an object, yet can be measured dimensionally in all directions, if required. Like a building foundation drawing, we used an "Iso-Metric" cube drawing as our subject and created two different cubes to show that we could go either way with our concept, as if to be the basis for creating a future building, product, or an art object. This art piece is like a graphic "snap shot" of the process involved in the creation of any art object. The use of the fabric quilting technique for the two Iso-Cubes represents the "transformation" from 2D "Iso-Metric" drawing concepts, depicted by the black painted dowels, to the 3D quilted shapes "raising up" into dimensional forms that describe a future object like a building, product, or a 2D/3D art work actually taking shape and becoming a reality.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 6 feet
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 7 feet 3 inches

About Diane Rabb & Julius Cassani

Julius Cassani is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in California and is an industrial designer/illustrator who has designed, created and sold large-scale canvas constructions for interior design offices. Diane Rabb is a retired school counselor and began creating quilts eighteen years ago. Using a computer quilting program, she has designed many quilts and does all of the quilting on her quilts. We have admired each other's creativity and projects for many years and decided to collaborate on an ArtPrize entry.