Monday, January 10, 2011

nothing new under the sun...

While watching an episode of  "The Quilt Show" online this afternoon, I saw a sort-of Zentangle© image that just floored me.

The episode guest was Susan Carlson, who makes fabulous fabric collage quilty creations.  One of her most stunning pieces is a pink rhinoceros.  When asked what her inspiration was for this piece, she showed a drawing made by Albert Durer.  The drawing is dated 1515!  Google "Durer rhinoceros" and you will see it - the link was too long and complicated to post here - not exactly a tangle, but the detail is so similar to some of the patterns in use now.

1 comment:

  1. Talk about a good eye...You've got it! I just looked at your photos and they're so wonderful!