Chagall's Stained Glass Windows at the Fraumunster Church, Zurich
I also got a booklet explaining the story and iconography of the five windows.
So these windows are the inspiration for my next ACEO series. Here is the first, the red window, known as the Prophet's Window.
I couldn't possibly reproduce the whole window, or even accurately render a part of it, but instead what I attempted to capture in this Artist Card are the elements which speak most powerfully to me - the colors, the shapes, and the wonderful fracturing which occurs with stained glass.
Several different red hand-dyed fabrics were used, with touches of yellow and blue. All the shapes are hand cut and fused in place, then stitched with black thread. Stay tuned for the next window, the blue Law Window.
Continuing with my series representing Chagall's stained glass windows from the Fraumunster Church, here is my Blue Window ACEO. The blue window is known as the Law Window, since it features Moses with the stone tablets representing the eternal law of God.
In addition to 3 or 4 different blue fabrics, I added touches of green, yellow and a couple of complimentary orange pieces in the center.
I sometimes feel like it is cheating to use complements in my quilt art. It's like a trick that will always work to make an art quilt, no matter how small, look interesting and draw a second look from a viewer. I guess that's why they call them compliments?
Chagall's Blue Law Window ACEO, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"