This collection is a commentary on Jeff Koons and his tendency to mass-produce works which would blindly be accepted as icons of fine Art in America and had inherent worth despite the impersonal production methods. These balloon animal quilts challenge the viewer to consider the relationship between Koons' work and process-heavy quilt making methods. How much does process matter in art creation? Which is more valuable, a mass-produced work never touched personally by the maker or a process-heavy object labored over by the maker for hundreds of hours? What does it mean that these handmade quilts feature referential balloon animals in the style of Koons, can they be considered fine Art too?
To create these quilts, I hired a balloon animal artist and had him come to my home and create custom balloon animals. Those forms were photographed and are rendered in fabric on the quilts in this series.