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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.

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.

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: