Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Could-have-been Art

For several years now I have been wanting to take a class (at least one, perhaps even more) in welding. I haven't really told many people about this, keeping it a secret while I was trying to establish myself as an artist in quilting. Seems a bit odd, doesn't it? Quilting and welding don't seem to have too many things in common. Except for the approach I want to take with welding: recycle old stuff, which is how I got started with quilting, too.
Anyway, similar as with fabrics: when I see metal stuff that gives me ideas how I would have liked to integrate that into art.

For the past ten or so days we have had a deconstruction site close to our house, right on my way to Daily Oak.
And I have taken quite a few pictures. Not only of the progress of deconstruction (which I will share with you in a few days when they are completely finished), but of some art that could have been, had I taken that class already, and/or had I had the courage to go in and ask the guys taking the old building apart whether I could have some of those pieces.

Here are four pictures of art that could have been:

Now that I have told the cyber world about my desire - let's see what happens...


  1. Uta - Take a look at Trisha Hassler's work for melding quilts and metal. http://www.trishahassler.com/main.html

  2. Thanks, Bonnie for the hint. Already it's taking on a life of its own - ...