Friday, February 4, 2011

Pythagoras Unbound

In this piece, the standard square-in-a-square image used to illustrate the Pythagorean Theorem explodes in three steps. Two colorful cotton fabrics were fused and cut apart using pinking shears. The background was machine quilted in a wavy grid and the edges left raw - a wide zigzag holding the three layering together. Construction mirrors the free, unrestrained, playfulness of the subject matter. And so the change in perspective from precise to silly.


  1. This is my 4th attempt!! so if 4 posts arrive, I apologize....
    I am not familiar with Pythagorean... but I like the 'change'... and especially that you did not bind it.

  2. This is a very nice way to illustrate the pythagoras! Mathematics in fabric, a wonderful idea!