Altered States of America

May 2010
17 1/4 x 17 1/4

This piece was made for the 2010 Fiber Art Fusion invitational exhibit Motus (Movement). My usual style would not accommodate the theme, so I wracked my brain until I came upon the idea of making an optical illusion. The drop shadow causes an unexpected shift. The eye expects it logically to be one way — and yet it moves — so as the eye attempts to shift from 2d to 3d, it appears that the pieces move. At this angle, the shift is from top to bottom; if the quilt is turned sideways, the shift is from left to right.

Fiber Art Fusion: Motus, The Art Place, Marietta, GA September 2010

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