Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
82 in
82 in
(208 cm x 208 cm)
Photo Credit
Michael Wicks
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I make contemporary quilts because of the women who have been making quilts for hundreds of years. Their collective knowledge enables me to move forward and take risks because I don't need to re-learn all that they have discovered. However, so many of those women are unknown, reflecting the status of women in history in general.

I chose to make a contemporary copy of a very traditional, well worn functional quilt and use fabric transparency to comment on that invisibility of women in history and craft, whilst paying a personal homage to all the quilt makers whose work and experience allows me to make non-functional art work.
Polyester organza, paper, paint, thread
Paper lamination, foundation appliqué