This next egg in the series pays homage to a couple of different inspirations. I have always enjoyed creating art that is linear, detail oriented, bold, strong, and rigid. I knew that I wanted to create an egg that mimicked this. I turned to the Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian from the De Stijl art movement, and termed Neoplasticism. If you look at the example below, the painting consists of a white background. There is a systematic grid that divides the canvas, and in each of the compartments or squares that the combination of horizontal and vertical lines make, he has dropped three primary colors into those spaces. So, to give the same sort of feel, I will limit the color palette for this egg. Because I have decided to do what I am calling Americana or a primitive quilt, I will be using the colors Red, White and Blue.
The finished egg.. a nod to the past of Americana quilts and design with a linear and graphic twist.
I hope that you have enjoyed the creative process and the inspirations behind this egg!