Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stuffed Olives

Numerous potential names came to mind while I created this week's quilt, but I settled on Pimento Mori (#41.09), a takeoff on the Latin phrase Memento Mori, meaning "Remember you will die." Memento mori names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose: to remind people of their own mortality.

I don't see this quilt as saying anything about mortality, I just liked how the name fit with the colors of pimento stuffed green olives. One of my possible names had something to do with martinis, which I don't like at all, but my dad loved them. And he'd always take 5 or 6 olives with each one he drank.

So perhaps this is my unwitting homage to my dad, who's birthday would have been in just a few days!

5 comments:

Wen Redmond said...

Very cool- love the complimentary color scheme. To olives!

Approachable Art said...

I love this. I need very much to learn to keep things simple and every time I see another of your ingenious, highly effective and drop-dead gorgeous pieces, I am reminded that I still have many critical lesson to learn.

Gerrie said...

Like this! My fave colors.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Wonderful colours. I especially like the quilting.

Rayna said...

Love it~ and martinis.