Thursday, May 5, 2016
Art Quilt Elements 5 -- raw edges
Two of my favorite quilts from AQE are similar in three ways: first, they're somewhat representational in nature (although not realistic); second, they're made mostly in raw-edge applique; and third, they're by artists whose work I have been following and loving for a while.
This quilt, the largest in the show at 58 x 128", suffered from patchy lighting, but nevertheless has great presence, with mysterious figures of humans and dogs emerging from pink and blue clouds. Some of the imagery is painted; some is appliqued. In places the stitching is dense; in others it's sparse. I wanted to spend more time reading this piece and admiring Sargeant's vision.