Now that I have dispatched my completed works to Manly Art Gallery & Museum for the forthcoming Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012 exhibition (27 April - 4 June 2012), I am ready to focus on my Metamorphosis piece. Tons of time, right?!
I've been contemplating the so-called butterfly effect. First, there is the
notion of a delicate flap of butterfly wings reverberating around the
world in a hurricane crescendo. How a short e-mail from Diane in September 2007 turned into this project, a blog, a website, a BOOK, and an international exhibition tour that has inspired so many Friends & Followers. Incredible!
According to Wikipedia, the butterfly effect is also "a metaphor for sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory". In other words, the " phenomenon whereby a minor change in circumstances can cause a large change in outcome". What if Helen had never alerted me to the presence of Diane's e-mail, which had been diverted to a spam filter account, and I have never replied yes, I want to play?! How different my creative endeavours might have been over the past few years.
Then there's another case of synchronicity that has me wondering whether, in a Sliding Doors-esque moment, I had left my sketches on the train in San Francisco and Kathleen Probst had found them as I slipped into an alternate universe. Here's my sketch from late November and here's her mid-December blog post, spooky huh?! Needless to say, I LOVE Kathleen's quilt (you can see the completed version on her website home page).
Agaristidae Agricola Donovan dayflying moth that I managed to snap as it fluttered by.
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