Fugue,n. – a polyphonic composition based upon one, two, or more themes that are enunciated by several voices or parts in turn, and subjected to contrapuntal treatment.
Theme and variation came to mind as I assembled these shapes, and the idea of the fugue form took shape. This is a smaller work in this series, thus the title, “MINOR FUGUE.”
The music of J. S. Bach has been a force throughout my life. I love organ, harpsichord, piano, symphony, and choral music. (I also like musicals, but that is another story.) Growing up in a Lutheran school and church meant that Bach’s music was a constant presence -- beautiful, ordered, and sturdy.
MINOR FUGUE V is a fanciful work, composed of dyed and painted silks in garden hues. I combined these wildly colored silks with “found” fabrics of the 1960’s. The flower power cut-outs are the remains from other quilt series.
(Definition from the Random House Dictionary of the English Language)