SIMPLY SOPHISTICATED DESIGN WITH A TASTE OF THE UNEXPECTED.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Referenced Materials is up!!

Marny here...
Referenced Materials is up permanently at the Ames Public Library
Negative space
Simple shapes
Asymmetry
Use of value and color to provide depth and focus
Touches of the unexpected
Yep, it reflects our design aesthetic!!

It started with a before hours practice hanging on a Monday morning



Glimpse of the cozy and very modern furniture under the stairwell


This was fun for me! Bo was a joy to work with!

Jill providing important input from the stairwell. Here you can see the 
stone/brick outer wall of the original Carnegie library building.
Referenced Materials was designed for this specific space.
It references the old brick, stone, tile and the fresh new materials 

seen throughout the library. 


Getting the spacing between the panels just right.
Bo had the panels hung precisely in no time!



Perspective on the size of "Referenced Materials" as seen from the lobby floor






Referenced Materials seen from the second floor


and from a different spot upstairs


The artists and their art!

25 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! Congratulations. I think all it's missing is a little sign/plaque next to it referencing the artists. After all, it is a library...sources needed to be noted;-)

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    1. Thank you Sherry. I think there will be a plaque or the like in the not too distant future!

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  2. It's wonderful! And definitely perfect for that space!

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    1. Thank you Jess. Huge space = quilter's dream location!

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  3. Congrats! So great to see quilting as art in public places.

    Jody

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  4. I love this one (these three?)! Also, so nice to see what you two look like. What an honor to have it hanging there.

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    1. Thank you Diane! We are honored to get to do something for our awesome hometown library!

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  5. Looks wonderful! Congratulations. And I love how your choice of outfits match the colors in the gorgeous quilt! Kate MP

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    1. Thank you Kate! I'm pretty sure we both thought we should dress so as to add not detract from the quilt. :-)

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  6. That's so beautifully made and hang. Congratulations.

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  7. Fantastic! I love to see quilt art in public spaces like this, and libraries are of course a national treasure. Well done!

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  8. Looks fantastic--what a great project!

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    1. Thank you Penny! And thank you for sharing the link with the group. Marny

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    1. Thank you! Hope you get the chance to see it in person soon! (if you haven't already)

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  10. It reflects your aesthetic and the space perfectly! I know all of the hard work you put into the project -- and it paid off handsomely! So happy local library recognizes quilting as an art form.

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    2. Thank you Louise! The result of our planning and work has been very rewarding! It was the best kind of journey. Marny

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  11. Oh my gosh! Jill and Marny, you two did a fabulous job with this triptych! I love, love, love, the design. Perhaps I missed out, but is this a unique piece? Or is it based on a pattern you have? The negative space and the random triangles in those colors... goodness! It speaks volumes. I'd love to see this in person. Great work!

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    1. Thank you Linda! This is a unique piece, commissioned specifically for the space. A quilter's dream location! Thank you for your kind words! Marny

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