Since each of us was several, there was quite a crowd. Here we have made use of everything that came within range, what was closest as well as fartherest away. (Deleuze & Guattari, in the introduction to A Thousand Plateaus, 3)

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Studio, The Project (part 1)

First up where does the name for this blog come from? A few years ago, before my studio was built I dreamt I was standing in the doorway to my (to be) studio above which was a sign: 'Quilted Out Of Space' and when I was deciding what to call this blog, I remembered the name and, since my project is all about space or, more correctly, 'smooth space', it seemed to fit!
Today (and yesterday and the day before that and before that) seems to have been spent chasing the red dust around and around.
So, to my current project, I've called that (and yes I love namimg things): Preforming the Quilt, From the Block to the Blog and Back Again. It has started as 'Bog' instead of 'Block' because of an early reference to my great great great grandfather who first built a house on a the site associated with one of the quilts I am interested in as part of this project. He was an Irish Catholic who arrived in Sydney (Australia) in 1834. Studying his story it seems as though he encountered his share of prejudice from the 'establishment' because of his background as 'bog irish'. He was a barrister and appointed coroner but missed out on the job as superintendent of convicts which would have secured the family financially.
(To be continued...)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hi I thought I would attempt to sign-in again and it works, so by tomorrow I hope to have set up more information on my blog!
Hi, this is the first time I've set up a blog so this is a 'test' (in more ways than one). I am hoping to post regular blogs on my project--quilted out of space--and hoping to get as many comments as possible .
So, fingers crossed, here goes...