BLUE Show in Memphis

The BLUE show opened last weekend at Crosstown in Memphis: “Artists were asked to design traditional, modern or art-focused quilts. These range from appliquéd, pieced, collaged, fused, engineered, hand- or machine-stitched, 3-D, painted, sculpted, and any variation in between. The only thing they have in common: 3 layers and stitching.” Below are the two mini-quilts I submitted.

Made from clothing gathered after an eviction.

Made from clothing gathered after an eviction.

Reclaimed quilt, cut to size, spray-painted blue.

Reclaimed quilt, cut to size, spray-painted blue.

Anni Albers / Hank Willis Thomas

Red Meander, Anni Albers. Hand-knotted, handspun wool. (7 × 10 feet)

Red Meander, Anni Albers. Hand-knotted, handspun wool. (7 × 10 feet)

We The People , Hank Willis Thomas, 2015. Quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms. (73 ¼ x 88 ¼ inches)

We The People, Hank Willis Thomas, 2015. Quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms. (73 ¼ x 88 ¼ inches)

Heraclitus

"The most beautiful order of the world is still a random gathering of things insignificant in themselves."

Heraclitus, as quoted in Utopia Drive, by Erik Reece