Inspired by the crazy quilt, this installation is made up of 12”x 12” panels of salvaged wood from natural disasters. The inspiration for the crazy quilt originated at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition from “crazing” or “cracked ice” effect that appeared in Japanese porcelain and asymmetrical art. This inspired quilters to arrange fabric scraps that appear to be hazard. Rarely functional, these quilts were decorative pieces, hung on walls or draped across furniture.
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists