|“Plugged In” 18″ x 18″ art quilt by Nancy Bowron|
I was waiting for the show to open to be able to post! I have an art quilt in this show!!!
Each participant was sent a packet of swatches for men’s suit clothing and it also included button samples, a tie, and other little goodies. The tie was so good looking, I immediately pulled it out and gave it to my husband! Here was the theme:
What does “Power Suit” mean to you? Does it conjure images of smoke-filled rooms where deals are made? Is a Power Suit a garment or a person? Do you plug in a Power Suit? What if a Power Suit gave you Super Powers? Using Power Suits as your inspiration, create an art quilt that expresses your point of view.
Here is my interpretation in my artist statement sent with the quilt.
Power Suits: Images of buildings in a city & the cold uniformity of a business suit.
There is a sameness to the uniform whose only expression is that of a desire to fit in, even
when there are subtle attempts to differentiate. To wear a Power Suit is an external
statement of willingness to sacrifice individual expression for the reward of getting to be
tied to, or plugged in to, the “insiders.”
Here is a link to the website for the project.
The quilts will be a traveling show in various venues through December 2013!
And here are a few of the participants’ posts about the opening night, where you can see some of the other quilts. There will be a CD available for purchase with all the quilts featured.
How cool is that?!