To answer the inevitable question, YES it is a quilt. View each element individually; they are each whole cloth quilts. Look at the entire work. Rods pierce each of the whole cloth quilts. The rods form the “thread” holding the quilt together. A traditional quilt it is not; nor are other elements used in its creation. Bright colors and movement are predominant elements of the repetitive structure, allowing light and shadow to create new patterns and colors. The work is not static; it loves the interplay with light and movement within its environment while suspended.
Want to save this artwork?
Create an official EC account!
A sketchbook and sewing machine are used to sculpt my colorful fabric constructions. Bright colors and movement are predominant elements of the repetitive, open grid-like structures. Light and shadow are allowed in and create new patterns and colors. I believe my chosen profession of Landscape Architecture influences my work. Landscapes themselves are constantly changing and evolving, never static. The work reacts to its environment. Viewers can interact with each sculpture; slight movement causes the work to move, changing it ever so slightly. The work is rarely stagnant. By traditional definition these sculptural, fabric constructions can be labeled quilts – layers of fabric held together by stitch. The hand-dyed cotton fabric along with non-traditional quilting materials is used such as wire mesh, grommets, mylar, velcro, metal rods, metal tubing, and wire.More About Artist