Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I made this art quilt, RENT, from a photo I took last year in Berlin of rusted metal which had once been part of the Berlin Wall. There is poignancy in the detritus of human suffering; it continues to resonate with the inner voices of the people who passed by. In addition to tweaking the photo and having it printed by Spoonflower, I went in with both embroidery and traditional hooking. I ripped through the fabric to expose its underlying history (represented by the linen and wool). Of course it refuses to lie perfectly square - too many stories bursting out!