Wednesday, January 15, 2014

sew sew

Although I am trained as a painter, I love textiles. I found the original quilts in my grandmother's attic. They were in bad shape. The fabric was deteriorating beyond repair, so I decided to cut them up and repurpose the quilts into artwork. The quilts have organic quality with the cotton batting and not so straight hand quilting so I juxtaposed the handmade essence with the san serif machine embroidery. I chose words that have multiple meanings depending on the context. All of the words have a quilting connotation but could means something very different in another situation.