Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Made from layers of silk scraps and donated pieces of silk,
it is covered with fine purple silk thread running stitches.
Three prayers were said with each stitch
making the stitching itself into a pious act.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
My life is a quilt stitched from all the cloth that has been created in this way over the many years.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
Glass affords transparency and brittleness, a fork affords stabbing and scooping. Forms can be moved to new contexts, but they bring their limits with them. Materials constrain forms . (you cannot make a poem out of soup). There is a relationship between materiality and form.
What I am looking at here on my wall are clothes I have ordered over the internet that do not suit me in combination with some of the many black and white fabrics I have collected. I consider making a string quilt from these fabrics. A practical string quilt. Those clothes don't flatter me, but their MATERIALS are so nice.
What would a string quilt made from new garments purchased with VISA and inspired by impulse, hope and dream ...mean? Would this be a dream quilt? A hope quilt?
These pieces of clothing (bought without trying them on or touching them before purchase) afford natural fibres and plus sizes and trust. Those things will stick to the fabrics even as they become transformed into unrecognizable bits of cloth artfully re-arranged. A quilt affords nurturing, protection, domestic beauty, and is a flag for the bed that creative women have poured their hearts into for generations. Quilts afford trust.
'Dreams' connect the original and the new form for these materials, but all raw materials have a dream factor, don't they?
It's not enough. I don't think I'll go through with this quilt.
I can't afford the time.