Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A new (and totally unexpected) medium for art

Yes, quilts!

At my friend Kathryn's mom's house, I recently saw this amazing art piece that was... get this... quilted!
(I know that quilts have been used for generations to tell stories in pictures and remember family by using pieces of their clothes. This small quilt was different, in that it was treated more like a painting-- under glass and in a frame.)

The colors, textures and patterns were fabulous! I was so surprised and amazed. Kathryn's mom said it was a custom piece made by an artist named Meg Prange.

The piece I saw was similar to this:


Here are some of her other works that I really like:



So, I have this little idea...

I'm thinking about picking a really well-known piece of modern art, and asking Meg if she'd do an interpretation of it, quilted.
How amazing would that be?

I think something really recognizable, like Warhol's soup can.


Kandinsky's circles


Rothko's famous color blocks


The geometric goodness of Mondrian


Or maybe my favorite Chagall, "The Walk"


What do you think of these modern paintings in quilt form, framed and hung on the wall? Is there one that would work best?
I think it'd be such a cool, and totally unique piece of art.

3 comments:

Katie said...

Quilters are amaaaazing! If you really start to get into quilting and fabric, Anna Maria Horner's website has some gorgeous inspiration.

stilettostorytime said...

I have loved quilts from such an early age, I enjoyed watching my great grandmother quilt and am now trying to teach myself the basics...I love the idea of quilt art and it is one I have considered myself although I also love the tradition and culture behind patterned quilting...wonderful post.

boomerang man said...

Possibly morbid and nightmare inducing, but I'd love to snuggle up under Van Gogh's "Wheatfield with Crows"

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