Sanda Iliescu: Blankets

24 August – 22 September 2019
  • Selected Works

    Quiet, 2019. Acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12″Quilters Castle, 2019. Acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12”

    Ode to a Quiltmaker, 2019. Acrylics on wood panel, 12 x 12”

    Sonnet VI, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12”

     Blanket No. 2, 2019. Acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12”

    Blanket No. 3, 2019. Acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12”

  • Installation Shot

  • Sanda Iliescu's Notes on the Blankets


    Like the sonnets, these paintings are very much about love, except this time it’s my love for my son.  They’re called “Blankets” because when he was very little he had a blanket that was special to him.  It was a beautiful, soft blanket, knitted, with very pale colors – pale blues and pale rose shades.  It also had a beautiful scent – at least I thought it was a beautiful scent, because it was his scent. I tried to convey the spirit of that blanket in these paintings. They’re grid paintings and, like the sonnets, they use color to convey moods – the peace, the wonder, the warmth of childhood.  As I kept working, some of the paintings departed from the original blanket of my son and became just mood pieces where the different moods were suggested by colors and color relationships.  Some of them are like quilts or rugs.  But they’re all about mood and also scent and texture, since I think soft colors, soft lights, can convey a sense of smell and touch.