Tierney’s piece It’s Getting Warm In Here (2015) has been added to the Improvisational Textiles collection and added to the Tierney’s Textile Art page.
Here is Tierney’s official Artist Statement for this piece:
29.5” W x 20.50” recycled cotton fabric scraps and beads
Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe
Warm and bold colors evoke the sense of a rising heat. This piece was inspired by Gwen Marston’s freeform pieced triangles and a giant box of a friend’s fabric scraps filled with primarily reds, oranges, yellows calling to come together in an improvisational design. Blues and purples were added to cool down the piece slightly so the heat does not build too quickly.
Tierney’s shares the more of the background story of this improvisational piece in her own words:
In 2015 Betty Anne invited me over for a “Sew Day” at her home after she took a “Liberated Quiltmaking” class from Gwen Marston. She shared with me several of Gwen Marston’s techniques of freeform triangle piecing into borders and ‘flying geese’ style blocks. She also shared her stash of fabric scraps, filled with reds, oranges and yellows.
I created an improvisational piece that for me evoked a sense of rising temperature to potentially be the start of a Temperature-themed art quilt series. I added in some blues and purples to “cool down” the piece. I added red beads to the piece after it was quilting to add an additional element of interest for the viewer’s eye.
This piece debuted at The Collaboration Show, opening at Twigs Gallery during the 4th Friday Art Walk, in Sisters, Oregon on Friday, March 25, 2016 and running through the end of April 2016.