Regina Durante Jestrow

Juried Artist Member (JAM)

Miami, FL
United States

Artist Statement
My geometric installations, sculptures, paintings, textiles, and quilts stem from my ongoing research of American quilt history. I learned how to sew as a child from my mother and borrow traditions from quilt making using improvisation, contrast, repeat patterns, and shifts in scale while incorporating colors, textures, and structures representative of the natural surroundings in South Florida. My continuing interests and research include American architecture, Folk-Art Quilts, geometric patterns in nature, and geometric-abstract artists from the mid to late twentieth century. Specific influences include Gees Bend quilters, Elizabeth Murray, Monir Shahroudy, Carmen Herrera, Helen Frankenthaler, Gego, and Eva Rothchild.