The Big Reveal…almost

This weekend is the long awaited (by me!) opening of Quilt National, when I can finally reveal Infinity...but not yet. I have also been reluctant to reveal some of the other pieces in the series that were a bit too similar which I will reveal now...

My Infinity series takes my work in a new direction into abstraction and minimalism. I haven't completely abandoned landscapes though, instead I focus on a single aspect of the vista, the horizon line stretching into infinity. To me it represents the point of transition, transformation and transcendence, the line where the past meets the future of infinite possibilities.

Elena Stokes - Infinity IIAbove, Infinity II was made for my doctor as a way of saying thank you for taking such good care of me during my surgery last fall. Yes, I know, it does look a bit like a scar, but a pretty scar, which was my intention. This piece is about 36 x 25 inches and made with the same reclaimed sari silks and technique as Infinity. Infinity III I already posted in the previous post, Infinity and Beyond, as it is quite different in color and design.

   

Elena Stokes - Infinity IVInfinity IV, 60 x 43 inches, is currently in the Nurture Nature Center's 'Weather' exhibition in Easton, PA and runs until May 30th. Wind was my weather inspiration and it is actually a diptych but the size restriction of the exhibit was 60 inches so there will be more revealing to come for this one.

   

Elena Stokes - Infinity VInfinity V, 40 x 26 inches, is the latest piece in the series but I have lots of plans to do more so stay tuned...

And, now I must go finish getting ready for my trip to Athens, OH and my first visit to Quilt National! I promise to post pictures of Infinity and the opening reception on facebook.

 
This entry was posted in Infinity series, New Work.

2 Comments

  1. Wen Redmond May 21, 2015 at 8:39 am #

    love your new directions!

  2. elena May 21, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    Thanks,Wen! See you in Ohio!

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