Thursday, January 14, 2016

Quilty inspiration at the MFA

The other day at the MFA in Boston, I saw something that knocked my socks off.  This is a piece of art by Sabrina Gschwandtner entitled "Camouflage", 2012.

The artist built the traditional sunshine and shadows pattern using actual film.  One film is about children creating shadow puppets, and the other is a textile mill film.

Here is Sabrina Gschwandtner's website - www.  She writes about her film quilts here:

I love visiting the MFA with my daughter Noelle.  It is stepping in to her world and I always see something new.  She loves this sculpture by Kiki Smith.   It is called Lilith and the story behind it is fascinating.

We also saw - experienced, really, with several senses - this cool indigo piece by Rowland Ricketts.  A tent-like panel you could walk into and be encompassed by, accompanied by a wall of dried indigo.

 For me, the smell of this invoked memories of finding vintage indigo dyed textiles at flea markets in Japan.


  1. Fascinating. So nice to be able to share wonderful moments like this with your daughter. Thanks for sharing with us.


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