I am more an assemblage artist than I am a quilter. As I have explored deconstruction of the common quilt this has become apparent to me. However, there remains a general recurrent association with traditional quilt techniques that can be identified, especially the use of three inch squares and applique.
I am not me anymore! At least I am not the me that started out and ended up being who I am now. That young me I carry safely with me everywhere I go. It has taken time to rise, but I have risen. I float with my young self safe. I am not me anymore!
“What can we use against this respected conspiracy of dunces? Unfortunately, nothing can correct this mechanism of intellectual perversion, since it emerges from the bad conscience and the importence of our “democratic” elites when they try to resolve the impasse of art as well as the political impasse of the struggle against the Front National. The simplest solution is to confuse the two problems in a single moralizing vituperation. The real question then becomes: Is there no longer any way to ‘open’ the problem, to utter something uncommon, insolent, heterodoxical or paradoxical without being automatically branded a member of the extreme right (which is, it must be said, a way of paying tribute to the far right)? Why has everything moral, orthodox and conformist, which was traditionally associated with the right, passed to the left?” — Jean Baudrillard, The Conspiracy of Art, p.30
Three screens, each with a different data base, when used in combination allow me to transpose a digital RGB to an equivalent procion dye color.
From Left to Right and Down, “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer, “Beethoven Frieze (detail)” by Gustav Klimt, and “The Other Woman” by Tom Carlos.
If you chose the bottom right image of Imogen’s quilt pattern then you are so completely correct. The other four images have something not found in any quilt that I have constructed. The mesh contains the content. This was hiding in plain sight for me and I did not see it until quite recently, but in time to make Imogen’s Quilt, 2017, a real quilt.