Affordable Housing for the Textile Artist Village

by Lisa Call on May 6, 2011

in From The Studio

Abstract Contemporary Textile Painting / Art Quilt - The Artist Villiage ©2011
The Artists Villiage
Artwork by various artists

The Project

Last year, Kathy York invited me to participate in the creation of a house for a collaborative 3-dimensional textile Artist Village.

Although I rarely participate in group projects due to my busy schedule, I had been making many 2-d houses for both my Home and Dream series and this sounded like a fun diversion to take with my homes.

I’m thrilled I agreed to participate as the resulting village is fabulous. The creativity and diversity of the houses are fascinating. I’m hoping to someday see the village in person as I’m sure it’s even better in live texture.

We’ve submitted the work to the Tactile Architecture exhibit and we’re anxiously awaiting notification of acceptance. Update: It was accepted!

My Inspiration

My 2-dimensional home based textile paintings are quite simple. Spare and minimal being one of my key intentions with my artwork recently.

I wanted my 3-dimensional homes to follow suit. After much pondering on what I wanted to create, one day it was obvious to me that I wanted to create some of the simple South African homes that had inspired the houses in my Dream series.

I loved the simple lines of the small homes in South Africa and took oodles of photos of them when visiting that beautiful country for a month in 2009.

It was great fun to create a few 3D versions of these homes.

Compared to the more palatial and fanciful houses most everyone else made, I consider my contribution to be the affordable housing section of the village.

My Homes

These are Dream #53, Dream #54, Dream #55 and Dream #56.

[And a big thank you to Kathy for photographing these for me as my photos were total failures.]

Artist Villiage -Abstract Contemporary Textile Painting / Art Quilt - Dream #53-#56 ©2011  Lisa Call
 
Artist Villiage -Abstract Contemporary Textile Painting / Art Quilt - Dream #53-#56 ©2011  Lisa Call
 
Artist Villiage -Abstract Contemporary Textile Painting / Art Quilt - Dream #53-#56 ©2011  Lisa Call
 
Artist Villiage -Abstract Contemporary Textile Painting / Art Quilt - Dream #53-#56 ©2011  Lisa Call
 
Artist Villiage -Abstract Contemporary Textile Painting / Art Quilt - Dream #53-#56 ©2011  Lisa Call
 
Artist Villiage -Abstract Contemporary Textile Painting / Art Quilt - Dream #53-#56 ©2011  Lisa Call
 
Artist Villiage -Abstract Contemporary Textile Painting / Art Quilt - Dream #53-#56 ©2011  Lisa Call
 
Artist Villiage -Abstract Contemporary Textile Painting / Art Quilt - Dream #53-#56 ©2011  Lisa Call
 

Blog Tour

Everyone is sharing their houses this month on a blog tour of the artist village. Please join us. Schedule is here:

Susan Else (website) – May 2
Frances Holiday Alford- May 3
Pamela Allen (website) – May 4
Frieda Anderson- May 5
Lisa Call – May 6
Jane Davila – May 9
Naomi Adams – May 10
Jamie Fingal – May 11
Barb Forrister – May 12
Vickie Hallmark – May 13
Connie Hudson – May 16
Leslie Jenison – May 17
Sherri McCauley – May 18
Judy Perez- May 19
Melanie Testa – May 20
Laura Wasilowski – May 23
Kathy York – May 24

{ 9 comments }

Nellie null Durand May 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

Fun! In my fantasy our friend, Paula, will live in the blue one and have her workshop/studio in the small brown one. ;-)

Lisa Call May 7, 2011 at 6:09 am

Nellie – excellent fantasy.

Leslie May 6, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I love your houses, Lisa! Wasn’t this project fun?

Lisa Call May 7, 2011 at 6:09 am

Yes – very fun. It’s good to break out of the routine every once in a while and do something new.

quirky rose May 7, 2011 at 6:02 am

Lisa, what size are your houses?

Lisa Call May 7, 2011 at 6:10 am

Q. Rose – I can’t remember exactly and forgot to write it down but they are about 3″ high and between 4″ and 6″ long I believe. They are quite small.

Grace May 7, 2011 at 7:25 am

what a fabulous idea! I love these houses, certainly brings a new dimension into your quilting!

Lisa Flowers Ross May 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

It’s wonderfully fun. I’m sure it will get in the show.

Kathy York May 9, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Lisa,
I just love your collection of affordable housing for our village! They are so wonderful! Thank you!

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