[The American Context #16] American Gothic
This piece was created to talk about the collision of art and craft. The people in it are life sized to reference that it is a quilt which historically is a utility object and therefore human scaled. I chose to allude to the postures in the famous painting to say: "this is art" which not everyone may agree about quilts. there are those that say its merely "craft". I think that can be the case, but not always, and I wanted to make a work that talked to that duality.
The painting this quilt alludes to is universally agreed to be a piece of "fine art" so by using the postures from it on a quilt I am saying that this piece is art too. Though not everyone may agree that quilts are art, they will have to do that actively and not because they are running off assumptions.
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