Sunday, May 26, 2013

quilt national

I am awed, humbled and verklempt....

Friday night was the opening of Quilt National'13 and I was there!!! Got there with car tires screeching and flustered, barely making it, but I got there! What a fabulous exhibit, what amazing works of art... and I still can't believe that I am part of it all.... But! Here's photographic proof!
me... like a deer in headlights... thanks Deidre Adams for the pic!

I wish I could have stayed for the whole opening weekend and been able to soak in everything at leisure. But alas I had to drive home Saturday morning. I stood with my jaw hanging open looking all the details of the stunning artwork, was star struck by all the artists that I met, artist friends that I was so happy to see again and all the other artists that I just a caught a glimpse of... oh well...  I will now be reading and re-reading the QN catalogue cover to cover.. and savoring the few signatures I collected.

Meanwhile I can finally reveal my work that has been under wraps for so long! Here is The City:
The City detail ©Natalya Aikens. Recycled paper was a large part of this piece.
The City detail ©Natalya Aikens. Bubble wrap made an appearance.
The City detail ©Natalya Aikens. More recycled paper, this time thick package wrapping.
The City ©Natalya Aikens
For a few more detail shots visit my website here.

13 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Awesome work, Natalya, and congrats on getting in to QN!

Kristin L said...

Yay!

Maxine Oliver said...

OMG! your work is just Awesome. Love it.

Vivien Zepf said...

Congratulations and well deserved!!! So happy for you!

Karen L R said...

Bravo Natalya!

Kate Themel said...

I'm so glad you made it! It was great to see you there, even if it was a whirlwind visit. Your work is beautiful. Congratulations!
:-) Kate

Wen Redmond said...

wonderful piece! Yey! lucky you!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Congratulations, Natalya. A beautiful and deserving piece. I can't imagine why I haven't run across your blog before. Enjoyed seeing old posts and more of your work.
best,
nadia

Sue McFadden said...

Congrats Natalya!!!! Your quilt piece is just stunning! Hang onto that inspiration any way it comes!!!!!

norma said...

I was so privileged to be able to see it in person at QN. It is incredible.! I'm still amazed that you did all that driving in two days!

Lisa Kijak said...

I'm sorry we didn't get to meet at the opening. I loved your piece. It was one of my favorites. Congratulations!

Lorie McCown said...

So great to meet all the artists. It was a magical weekend. Your work is so lovely. Great to see it and you in person.

meredith said...

I just went to the Quilt National exhibit (cutting it close, since today was the last day!), and was so in awe of your quilt. The balance of material and color and light was just so perfect. Of all the amazing quilts this year, yours is the one I wanted to spend the most time with. Thank you for sharing such beautiful work.