Sorry for the hiatus in blog posts -- I had a wonderful two-week visit from my sister, during which we saw friends, looked at art, ate in restaurants, bought art supplies and new furniture and tackled the huge job of reorganizing my studio. No time for blogging with all that going on!
But she's home now, and I'm back to wind up my report on Form, Not Function, the juried quilt show at Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany IN. The show has closed since my last post, but I have saved the fun stuff for last. It seems that in every quilt show there's something completely different from the traditional quilt format. Sometimes, like last year, it takes best in show; some years, like this time, the different one just sits there being delightfully different.
This weird contraption is made of zippers, opened to reveal the teeth, then coiled and stitched into a cone that morphs into a cylinder. A clever riff on pandemic masks, with the patina of age and use on the old tapes.
I thought this one was witty and weighty at the same time. Brava!