October 26, 2010
The BLUE BRIDGE and QUILTS IN PUBLIC PLACES
An e-mail example of knit art as a challenge to quilters to cover the Victoria
Blue Bridge with quilts
sent me on an internet search for
quilts as art in public places.
The first to come to mind was the Aids Memorial Quilt.
I discovered that there is a Canadian Aids Memorial Quilt project too.
This performance/installation quilt using porcelain and sheer fabric, memorializes those who have lost their lives in the
Our Canadian Quilt of Belonging celebrates diversity.
A Federal court room is enhanced with traditional strips of fabric colour
in quilts by Ann Brauer
A Canadian installation by Andrao’s uses e-textiles and soft circuit construction methods,
to create quilts that sense and respond to their environment.
A human touch response to the environment was used by Hawaii Quilt Guild
when they wrapped or “tarted up”
7 trees for their annual guild show.( April 20th blog)
Yvonne Dalton wraps trees in order to dye cloth for further quilt work.
Another tree and a quilt are focal points of the
Sanford Biggers, Constellation, a cotton quilt, with Steel, Plexiglas, LED’s, Zoopoxy original printed cotton tile.
at Harvard University. ( video)
A more traditional ,
equally amazing installation is the Burnsville Town Center Quilt ,
(see the design, construction and installation)
uses Orts , the British word for scraps, as brush strokes.
Laura Prentice uses rag pieces
in her Visual Artists Street Team installation and video .
is a conceptual quilt installation.
The down to earth folk art
Gas station with quilts , crotchet and knitting,
come closest to the covered bridge idea.
Perhaps inspiration can begin with Julie Rushing Old Alton Bridge quilt