Tuesday, January 30, 2007
The familiar quilt patterns I use are arrangements of protection symbols found in textiles around the world. Diamonds in squares, repeated triangles and crosses, the hand, mirrors and sequins, as well as the colour red, all of these possess powerful amuletic meanings that can be read as a code. Hand stitching completely covers each piece, which gives weight and strength to the cloth. This stitching also lends the power of my own repeated caress that I think the viewer can feel.