DISCOMFORTERS | TDP GALLERY
JUNE 22 - JULY 29, 2017
I began making these quilts in 2008 after bike trips through Massachusetts and Vermont. Many small towns had closed factories and a loss of local jobs and income. At the same time, many yards displayed homemade signs advertising, "Quilts for Sale". This combination sparked the idea of combining the "masculine" industrial waste material I collect with the "feminine" art of quilting.
I use mostly automotive scrap and commercial advertising remnants and incorporate traditional stitching. The pieces are cut by hand with shears, punched with a drill press and sewn together with variously colored wires. The colors of the quilts are determined by whatever I'm finding at the time in my salvage excursions.