Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Picture Quilt

I was poking around online yesterday and I noticed some people had pieced together pictures from their past year. Most people were putting in life events (parties, graduations, etc) and some other artists had thrown together their paintings from the year. I loved that idea, but I thought that I wouldn't have enough. After all, I only really threw myself whole-heartedly into my studio around May (before that it was really sporadic while I was trying to balance my photography bookings with painting), and what with having kids and Summer break happening close after that, I figured I hadn't done much this year.

I feel like I haven't worked hard enough in 2012. That I was lazy. I should have done more.

Still, I figured it'd be nice to see. Maybe I wouldn't have much, but I'd have something to look at and say "That was the art of Kyra Wilson in 2012." So, I started pulling pictures from my files.

I ran out of room.

This is not everything, but I gave up after I finally got something cohesive to come together:

It's not as easy as it looks. It turned into one giant jigsaw puzzle, and if you look closely, you will see that some of the paintings got cropped funny (some square paintings are cut down all the way to tiny little rectangles! But it was the only way to fill the space up!) I didn't have a ton of left over paintings, but it was nice to see that I did actually have enough.

It's interesting to kind of look at my work like this. I have a lot of styles I work in, but the surreal/abstract is certainly under represented. As I said in previous posts, I'm remedying that this year. I may have to make different picture quilts next year based on style. As a matter of fact, I aim to...

I better get to work!


  1. I love your painting "quilt" - it looks so lovely, and contrary to your feeling that you were "lazy" in 2012, i think you have produced quite a lot of beautiful paintings! Thanks for commenting on my blog too!

    1. It did help to see it. I still feel I was lazy, but maybe not AS badly as I thought I had been! :)

  2. Um, yeah! I love this and totally want to copy you! :) beautiful year - not lazy at all!! Look at all of that amazing work! You rock - happy 2013 :)

  3. I love that they show a common usage/love of that bold purple and bright blue.....they look incredible all grouped like this.

    Proves you haven't been as "lazy" as you may have felt. That's gotta make you feel good :)

  4. This is amazing to see all your work together! Fantastic!!!

  5. This would make a gorgeous quilt - you can order them at Costco and maybe even try to sell some - that would be amazing!


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