LOVE LETTERS

Bad Water Gallery, Knoxville, TN

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I made these six (not quite) quilts out of clothes that I’ve accumulated over the years from people I love.  Most of them have probably forgotten that I have these particular articles of clothing and might not appreciate that I have cut them up. Hopefully they will forgive me. The articles of clothing are the subjects of the (not quite) love letters. The other materials are details specific to each person. A piece of a knitted blanket for comfort. A little paint. A beach towel. What remains consistent in all of these relationships is Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina and a house my great-great-grandfather built that looked a little bit like this (not quite) white barn.

To Loo and Soccer Shorts

To sister and A Green Floral Bikini

To pops and A Denim Shirt

To ma and A Mauve, Velvet Tank Top

To Mama Hey and A Boiled Wool Jacket

To MaMa and A Black Club Nova Tee Shirt