Continuing with the ‘In Search of Peace’ series, I found myself wondering why so much of this work is white, grey and yellow. I wondered if there were any circumstances under which something like red might suggest peace. Ordinarily, red is such a fiery colour and can have associations with anger, power, bloodshed, danger, etc – although I admit that it never means any of those things to me. I generally see red as suggestive of energy, vitality and life force, and although it’s not one of my favourite colours, I wanted to see how I felt about working with it.
This is a 15″ diameter circle; hand pieced patchwork using scraps of red silk, applied to a pieced and patched white square background. Although it is quite vibrant, I think perhaps it might take its place in the Peace series. I’m currently making it a border of pieced aqua silks. I’m thinking sunset – maybe over winter fields.