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Glossy Magazine papers stitched to artitst canvas, procion h dye painted roof, metallic hand quilted window, 1993, approximately 6 feet high excluding fringe
To discover the conscious mind in a world where intellect is held to be valuable requires solitude - quite a lot of solitude. We have been very strenuously conditioned against solitude. To be alone is considered to be a grievous and dangerous condition. Most people have never been alone enough.
I suggest that people who like to be alone, who walk alone, will perhaps be serious workers in the art field.
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From January 12 2007
This blog gives me an opportunity to explain how quilts in general and my quilts in particular fit into the critical discourse of contemporary art. Quilts are usually made by women and almost always refer to life in some way. Quilts are considered craft by art galleries, and because of that they are often dismissed as a decorative triviality, and not given exhibition opportunities. Quilts, because of their connection to the bed, provide a vehicle that is rich with metaphor about major life passages. Quilts need to be understood and they need to be critically defended.