Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Labyrinth, 3

OK, so now the Wing Cloth has the Labyrinth on Crete built by Daedalus, Icarus's father--
the guy who built the wings. 
One way in, no way out. A cage, a prison, vs. flying, freedom.
Now the problem is that the Labyrinth has unbalanced the whole composition. So I've dug myself into a hole and now I'm going to have to dig myself back out again.

After cutting the strips in the right corner with my mother's marvelously sharp Gingher scissors, I was inspired to make the effort to find a place to sharpen scissors in Tunis. I asked in my favorite notions shop and they sent me to a small shop in Tunis that sells knives and sharpens scissors as well as knives. For thirty dollars I had 9 pairs of scissors sharpened. My joy knows no limits!
Had to test them immediately and realized that I have been working with dull scissors for about the last 25 years. Except for the large Singer scissors on the left, I inherited my mom's scissors. The black handled scissors are made by Wiss and must be at least 50 years old. And when I hold these scissors, I remember my mom madly slashing fabric and zooming away on her machine. Thanks, Mom.


arlee said...

If the area in the lower right of the second photo is labyrinth, i don't think it's unbalanced (hard to tell because of the colours in the photos)--it's very dynamic within a restful "framing", complemented by the action in the top right and the movement of the wings on the left---i like it!

Mo Crow said...

looking forward to seeing what you do with the centre now that you have gone past the point of no return and there is no way out except to fly

MulticoloredPieces said...

I think that it will all balance out, as I'm planning on putting Daedalus (or rather his wings) in the upper left center where there the empty spot. Still mulling it over

Patty Ashworth said...

What if you quilt in the wind with a face that is blowing the triangles around? You don't have to put something in there that jumps out, but that you have to walk up to it and realize it's there.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Nice idea, Patty. I'll have to add it to my list of possibilities and see how things develop.