Quilt no. 019: Of Discontent. 2016. Various commercial and hand-dyed quilting cottons and vintage feedsacks. 67” x 84”

Quilt no. 019: Of Discontent. 2016. Various commercial and hand-dyed quilting cottons and vintage feedsacks. 67” x 84”

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By re-purposing the traditional quilt pattern Chinese Coins, I've created a vertical composition where light and dark move towards and away from one another. The asymmetry and dense hand quilting combine to make a subtle, textural design element. By pushing the traditional quilt pattern into the unexpected, the quilt evolves into a vessel for self-expression and contemplation. Made in the days after several terrorist attacks in November 2015, I was pondering becoming an adult in the years after 9/11; how wide-scale acts of violence have become normal and the ways in which such acts both polarize and unite.

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