I got thoroughly inspired yesterday. So much so, that I wanted to leave the museum and get to my studio pronto. (alas that was not to be, but I will get there) If you're in NYC, you've got to see the three person exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum
. I discovered two new to me artists who wowed me. I feel like they are my kindred souls among the artists who use recycled materials out there. What I saw was so fresh and new and yet so deep and meaningful. Sigh...
The quote that opens the exhibit is "gather up the fragments...that nothing be lost. (John 6:12) This biblical injunction beautifully captures the subtext of quilt culture - keepers of memories, users of scraps." Indeed. Go see it.
My first discovered artist is Stephen Sollins
. This beautiful quote is from his bio: "Art is this amazing thing where there is this huge effort to tell something, but it's mute. It can never speak."
|detail of Untitled (First Comes Love) by Stephen Sollins|
The other artist who blew me away is Sabrina Gschwandtner
. She is using film strips to create her work! The effect is mesmerizing.
|detail of the back of Camouflage by Sabrina Gschwandtner|
And speaking of "users of scraps", a link to end with.. Check out my blog post today
on the Quilt National Artist website!