Free Fall #5

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Free Fall #5
57 in
45 in
(145 cm x 114 cm)
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To gain more complexity in my quilts, in 2003 I switched from piecing and painting quilt tops to having quilt tops directly digitally printed from my computer designs.
Digitally printed polyester top, batting cotton back, clear monofilament thread.
I used 3D animation software to model a square cloth falling under gravity. After a number of simulations, I picked a frame to render. To create the final image I mapped a cloth pattern on to the wireframe "cloth". This pattern was created by simulating sea foam in 3D and using Photoshop to modify the sea foam image. Rendering the falling cloth frame produced the final image