Quilt Drawing #23

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Quilt Drawing #23
40 in
40 in
(102 cm x 102 cm)
Photo Credit
Kevin Johnson
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In my Quilt Drawing series I honor my love of drawing and painting. Lines and shapes are embroidered within frameworks ranging from white open spaces to complex color fields. The rich visual language of these compositions is influenced and restrained by the power of simplicity.

Hand quilting is of great importance in my work because it is equivalent to the act of drawing and honors the mark of my hand. While the placements of shapes are composed geometrically, the quilting done on top is a loose, spontaneous act. My hand responds to the shapes in the cloth, creating a rhythm of shadow line that is simple, clear and meditative.
Silk whole cloth top, cotton backing, poly batting. Metallic and cotton thread.
Embroidered surface design, hand quilted.