Ruan Robertson Improvises

Ruan-Robertson-BA15Ruan Robertson told Clairan Ferrono about her auction donation piece, Orchard in Spring:

Robertson: Much of my work is non-representational, but sometimes it reflects landscape influences. That is the case with “Orchard in Spring.”

This is the second SAQA Auction quilt I have made using the same format; last year’s was similar but had a summer season theme.

Construction for both consisted of paper foundation piecing. Although I routinely piece my quilts, I usually improvise most of the construction. So in that respect, “Orchard” and the previous quilt are not typical. What this quilt does share with my major work is the use of my own hand dyed cottons, and an emphasis on exploring color relationships in abstract design.

Perhaps in the future there could be “Fall” and “Winter” versions.

Ruan Robertson
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
ruandrobertson@gmail.com

The SAQA 2015 Benefit Auction begins Sept. 18th at 2 p.m. at saqa.com. See all the auction art works here.

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