My dad used to work in a design office in LA that was all black, white, and grey, with just a touch of red for accent. There was a lot of chrome too (this was in the 80s, of course). When I think grey, I always think of this office first.
They were so committed to this color scheme, that the principal bought an african grey parrot as a color coordinated office pet.
I did not think I would be able to find an appropriate quilt block when I read that Kirsty's palette was "Grey," but surprise, surprise, there's a block called "Gray Goose!" Grey parrot, grey goose, that's close enough. And, when abstracted a bit, it has a geometric 80s look that worked for me. I used a wool suiting fabric, not so much for the designers' suits, but for the low pile grey carpeting in the office. I had a hand dyed fabric with silver stripes that echoed the chrome I remember. There's some silver stitching as well. The parrot -- he's pretty obvious.
I was pretty happy with this outcome until two days ago when Diane showed her mola. I smacked my forehead and wished I had one more week. I would have made a mola version of the chrome and leather Wassily chairs in the office lobby!
Weekly Art Project: Week 34
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