Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Unveiling Genesis 3:16 quilt

Genesis 3:16 "Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
    Although I had in mind to publish one a month, I don't know if that's always going to work. I am already planning on the next one and thought it might be a bit confusing to work on, and write about current developments. And then have to come back to previously completed. So here it is

A few thougths: The strong colours and shapes represent the sorrow/pain of birth, emphasised by ragged, black lines. The husband rules over here, but also protects, loves and cares. She has sorrow, but also love. The flower symbolises that God didn't forsake us, but He left marriage as a flower from paradise. This is also visible in the Fibonacci spiral
Another reason to use the Fibonacci spiral is a tribute to Donald Knuth, who's book inspired me to start this project. He, as a computer scientist  has used it in branches of mathematics and computer science way beyond simple arithmetic.

There is more to explore, but rather leave that to you :)

Detail........for some reason I can't rotate this picture.


  1. Well done Ida! Looking forward to the next one!

    1. Thanks Ev! The next one is taking my mind;), nothing concrete yet. But I enjoy the subjects and process.