Cotton, thread. 2015. In collaboration with Rachel Wallis as Craft/Work.
Women fiber artists have engaged in the core concepts of Modern Art, including color theory, geometry, and abstract composition, in ways that have not always been acknowledged by art historians. Through research, writing and an accompanying quilt project, artists Nora Renick Rinehart and Rachel Wallis (otherwise known as Craft/Work) have documented the parallel history of fiber art and artists in Contemporary Art – beginning with the often overlooked artists of the Bauhaus Weaving Workshops – and continuing through Modern Art history to one of the most talked about works of Contemporary Art on the market today.
His/Ours is a quilt that recreates Damien Hirst’s famous etching, Cephalothin (2007) in hand dyed and sewn fabric. The full paper will be available to read online soon.
(Photo credit: Joe Tighe)