|"Deconstructed Yellow Quilt"|
mixed media fabric and collage on canvas
24 x 48"
This work and the piece in the previous post (Remnants of Another Life) are about how the identity of an object, in this case a quilt, changes when it is deconstructed or reworked in some way. The yellow quilt that I used for both pieces has been transformed into another artwork that is perceived more as a painting than as a quilt.
Materials for this piece include the quilt, acrylic paint, gesso, shellac, burlap, plaster, a few pieces of vintage linens with hand and machine stitching. I used the reverse side of the quilt, taking it apart so that the batting is revealed in the areas where it did not pull completely away from the quilt top. I also used the reverse side of the stretched canvas which calls into question the identity of a painting. One might react to my using a vintage quilt in this way. And I get that. But I am also working on deconstructing some of my own contemporary quilts so I feel like I am being fair in my questioning of the identity of objects...some older pieces and some of my own handiwork.