Quilters and architects aren’t so different, even if their tools are. Each must determine which material goes where and the geometric shapes created. By overlaying photographs of buildings with swatches of floral and patterned fabric, I am making basic architectural design decisions through the eyes of a quilt maker, ultimately leading to new constructions.
By combining quilting and photography, I am testing the boundaries of each medium. I am asking the audience to notice both structure and pattern in each piece; I want them to see the architectural framework printed on paper. Using photography as the basis of these images is not readily apparent in the final print. Taking into account color schemes and pattern choices, each image is a replication of my architectural photography. Instead of concrete and steel, I am using cotton and bamboo based paper. I traced outlines, connected the vertices, and pasted the scanned squares of fabric into my selections to create a virtual quilt.