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My next new workshop (abstraction!) will be debuted at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee in August, and I'm deep into research on abstract design. I'm fascinated by the abstract art movement that began at the beginning of the 20th century and seems to have become the focus of much contemporary art. Of course most traditional quilts were abstract in nature - but more in the decorative sense of an abstract pattern rather than in any attempt by the maker to convey something that was not a direct representation.
Nowadays you find few artists who want to make a direct representation of a scene. It's always said that this change in art was a result of the development of photography but it was probably a lot more than that.