Recycled flannel shirts, metallic lame piping, fringe, cotton batting. Machine stitched, hand quilted. Laser cut acrylic mounts. 30” x 57”, 2021
History is speculative fiction as much as the future is. The semi-traditional quilt format of this piece presents a framework for considering tradition and craft. Blended with elements of queer fashion through the use of flannel shirts, piping and fringe, the work echoes the custom of using recycled fabric but positions itself in flamboyant opposition to functionality. While the pattern repeats across the surface, the fringe introduces idiosyncrasy to the composition, playing with the possibility of narrative and the time-based element of motion. The quilt builds a language of remembrance in the form of a future heirloom.