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Terry Aske

Artwork by Terry Aske

Dramatically Diagonal

20 x 20 inches


I love the challenge of interpreting architectural structures with fabric and thread – using perspective and value to make them look solid and three-dimensional.

My inspiration for this art quilt: a massive piece of public art located in Westminster Pier Park, in New Westminster BC. The WOW Westminster was a 140-foot installation, comprising 4 forty-foot shipping containers precariously cantilevered to form a W-shape. It was designed by Brazilian artist José Resende and was installed in 2015 on a pier next to the Fraser River.
https://www.vancouverbiennale.com/artworks/wow-new-westminster/
https://www.vancouverbiennale.com/artists/jose-resende/

Sadly, in September 2020, the pier was destroyed by fire, and the big W installation could not be safely moved, so it was demolished. This article about the fire includes a time-lapse video that shows the W being taken apart. https://bcitnews.com/2020/09/17/wow-westminster-w-artwork-dismantled-after-fire/

Techniques: Constructed using fused raw-edge applique and folded-edge applique. Machine pieced and machine quilted.

To read about how I made this art quilt, read this blog post: http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com/Studio/2016/10/13/art-with-fabric-blog-hop-2016-10-10/