Saturday, November 27, 2010

Not My Grandma's Quilt



It's my birthday. I got some new, sexy paint. I'm in a naughty mood; time to make new things. I'm thinking of the traditional quilt patterns I've been working with, like "Puss in a Corner", puss as in "cat". Why not make a new pattern and call it "Pussy in a Corner", in the great feminist tradition of non-traditional reinvention? Definitely not my Grandmother's quilt. Hee hee. I am reminded of Egyptian artist Ghada Amer and her show I saw at Brooklyn Museum in 2008. Shown here is And the Beast (2004). She stitched right onto the canvas. I started painting with my sexy tubes of Golden acrylic onto a giant blue tarp (by the way, why are tarps blue? Why not pink?). It feels great to start something new, but this something can't remain decorative pattern for me, even if it's already not traditional quilting materials. Maybe I'll keep you posted...wink wink.

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