Sorta Sonia

Sorta Sonia, 35″ wide x 44″ high

Juried into “On the Fringe” at the Texas Quilt Museum, June 30–September 25, 2016

Scheduled for display at the Harrington Art Gallery in Pleasanton, CA, from March 9–April 15, 2017

Exhibited at Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2015

Sorta Sonia honors the aesthetic of the Russian-born French artist and textile designer Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979). Recently the subject of retrospectives in Paris and London, Delaunay is known for her profusion of colors … a “mash-up” of geometric shapes (often juxtaposing freehand or fractured circles with wonky rectangles and squares) …  swathes of irregular stripes and rhythmic, wavy lines … and fabric design that mimicked the look of hand embroidery.

Photography by Douglas Sandberg.