Thursday, March 29, 2012

Foreclosure Quilts

Foreclosure Quilts: Crafting Contemporary Hardship

March 29, 2012
…“I began to wonder what it would look like if we made quilts today that expressed our hardship,” she said, “I thought I could make quilts of these foreclosure maps, and it just seemed like a great way to tell a story, and also create a history so that there’s something we can look back on.” Clark realized that quilts have long been objects of “functional memory,” serving both as historical records and visceral works of art.…