|Although I don't know how to quilt, it is not much of a stretch to recognize the relationship between these types of quilts and the collage paintings that I do. In fact, many of the quilters, like Dawn Boyd, are also collage artists. |
The Chains that Bind Us
The detail of the quilt above pictures African slaves. Notice the ethnic fabrics used to close the bodies with interlocking shapes and the real chain sewn on connecting them.
|Here is a video I found online interviewing a few of the artists about their work..|
And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations from Bruce Museum on Vimeo.
You can see this exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT
located at 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations
through April 24, 2016