Saturday, 23 January 2016

Picasso's Swimming Pool

I went to the Museum of Modern art in NY in the spring. One of my favourite spots at the museum is the swimming pool installation by Picasso. It's a little alcove in the gallery and all of the walls are lined with paper cutouts-blue on white that suggest swimmers in a pool. You can stand in the middle of the room and just rotate around. the shapes just change and evolve and suggest water, waves swimmers--whatever you can imagine.
in the pool


a detail of Splash.
I made this quilt long before I saw Picasso's swimming pool and I have shown it here before but I think I will post it again today. Maybe I need to do another one or two. Most of my work has been more colourful and brighter but sometimes the simplicity of two colours and simple shapes says more!

This quilt celebrated the birth of my third grandson. It's a group of little boys surrounding a pool and sending up a big splash. The apple represents the apple of my eye. The heart shows my love for all the little boys.
Next blue and white quilt will be a little more suggestive and a little more shape on shape.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Wonderful way to commemorate your grandsons. I love the simplicity of the two colours.

    1. yes and I rarely use just two colours. But every time I do I find it very effective. Note to self--KISS