Sunday, December 14, 2008

Quilts for Obama

Greetings All,

I'm still here. I have been busy and under the weather at the same time. I have been working on a tee-shirt quilt and it's given me the blues. I had to take the whole quilt a part. This is not a good thing and it's some thing that I hate too do (taking it a part). Also this dose not allow me to be my most creative self, but it pays the bills. On the other side of thing. I created two new "Obama" pieces. I know that the election is over, but these were for a special exhibit "Quilts for Obama: Celebrating the Inauguration of our 44th President".
An exhibit of 44 Artquilts curated by Roland Freeman. January 11 through January 31, 2009, at The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square, Washington DC 20001. The exhibit opens Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.. The exhibit is in the Small-Alper Gallery, at the top of the stairway on the second floor. The Historical Society is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 p.m. If you or anyone you know is coming for the Inaugural weekend, January17th-20th, please keep in mind that there will be several inaugural activities going on in the Historical Society building during those four days. This is a simple schedule of what that weekend will look like at the Historical Society building: Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th: you will be able to see the exhibit during the normal opening hours. Monday the19th: they are normally closed. This is also the day in Washington when we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, so it is a federal holiday.Tuesday the 20th: Inauguration day, the building will be closed.

"Change" (above) is the piece that got accepted and the construction inspiration comes from artist Sonji Hunt. I'm a fan of her work and had been trying small pieces. This was my first larger scale piece (30 inches by 30 inches). I love the abstractness of the piece and this was my second effort. The first piece I did (The Making of a President-below) is more traditional to me in it's construction. A whole cloth quilted background with appliques of states that were places that are the making of president Obama (Honolulu, Illinois, Kansas, and Kenya). I also applied a lone figure of a man to represent the president elect.

1 comment:

Sonji Hunt said...

Congratulations on having work included in such a historical exhibition, Trish. And also, many thanks on the compliment of the influence of my work. I'm glad our work will be in the exhibition together.

Hope you are feeling better.

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