Flamenco Swirl #1, 2014

Flamenco Swirl #1, rayon on cotton, © 2014 Joni Beach. Raw-edge applique, free-motion quilting.(Private Collection)

Flamenco Swirl #1, 19″x 15 3/4″,

Rayon on cotton,  © 2014 Joni Beach.

(Private Collection)

The Story~A line drawing captures the memory of a Spanish flamenco dancer’s colorful, dramatic, swirling movement. The memory of a magical evening of soulful singing, expressive guitar music, and the pounding rhythm of the dancer’s feet…

Artist’s Process~ I layered and pieced colorful fabrics for a background and the stage. Motion, texture, and depth was added to the piece with applique and free-motion stitching. A flirty ruffle lines the bottom of the dress.