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Saturday, 28 March 2015

好奇藝術 Kunstkammer 10 : PatchWork in Sweden, women's art; Joyce Wieland

好奇藝術 Kunstkammer 10 : PatchWork in Sweden

Patch work quilts has always been "women's art" for hobbyists, and professional artists alike.  One of the most famous artist who worked with quilt is Canadian Joyce Wieland 

Joyce Wieland (1930 - 1998 )

"I think being an artist is about following your own way, and having the courage to be who you are and what you are. To have self-knowledge ... that deep, dark discovery of self, part of which is maturing, part of which is creating wholeness."

Reason over Passion

"Reason over Passion" artist: Joyce Wieland, 1968
256.5 x 302.3 x 8 cm; quilted cotton

The classic quilt art are often so beautiful as a craft work, and we see them in homes and museums, small town exhibition halls, tourist fancy shops.  

But the one exhibition that somehow remained in my memory for a long time was a Swedish exhibition in Paris, it was a show featuring old quilts from materially difficult times.  

Somebody used all the old cloths, discolored, different shades of red, pink often very worn and made a quilt cover.  Somehow this quilt is very different from the fabulous pretty quilts I have seen since then.  

This faded quilt had much more than formal beauty.  
It speaks of human spirit beauty from the inside to the outside.
I have tried to find a photo of the said quilt, but not yet succeeded.

So here, I show some fabulous quilts, made in non-material stricken times.


Patchwork in Sweden

Kaffe Fassett`s Quilts in Sweden

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