Friday, September 18, 2015

Artist Profile: Loris Bogue

Loris Bogue
Simi Valley, California
1. Did the change in dimensions present any specific challenges for you?  I enjoyed the size change.  It didn't present any challenges for me.

2. Describe your design area, specifically your work table:  what is the best thing about it? Years ago I sold a collection of blue Wedgwood Jasperware my aunt left me and used the proceeds to buy a large cutting table with drawers and folding leaves.  The best part is the height and surface area, and the fact that I can fold the leaves down if I need to.  I also have a large piece of flannel-covered insulation as a design wall.

3. What set this quilt apart from other recent projects you have been working on? I've been taking art classes recently, so I used paint on this quilt, something I hope to do more of in the future.

4. When you get “stuck” how do you deal with a “design block”?  How do you overcome it? To get over a block, I look through my digital photographs for inspiration.  Or for a themed exhibit such as this one, I might search the Internet for ideas related to the definition of the theme.

5. Do you work on single or multiple projects at the same time?  I work on a single project at a time; however I do have an inventory of unfinished pieces!

6. What do you hope people take away from your work?  I hope that people remember our Founding Fathers and the sacrifices they made in order to form a new country.

7. What are the best parts of working on an art quilt:  What are your least favorite parts? The best part for me is trying to incorporate a novel technique into my artwork, or to let a technique inspire an idea.  My least favorite part is adding a label and a sleeve!

8. What art/quilt-related organizations do you belong to?  Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and a group of eight women who meet six times a year to share our art and art quilts.

9. Do you have a preferred color palette?  Why?  I love green.  There are more variations of green than any other color.  That's probably why I love it.

10. What do you regard as your most interesting milestones along your art journey? Whenever my work is in a show; that's a milestone!
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