L’Orangerie

L’Orangerie

This small quilt was made in search of solace – as a response to the events of November 8, 2016. About a year before, I had found a very bad acrylic painting at a thrift store that nonetheless had beautiful colors – intense oranges and yellows. I bought the painting and cut it into pieces, hoping to use the canvas scraps in a quilt. After the election of 2016, my heart hurt. I needed to reclaim orange as a color of joy. This quilt was part of a project of reclamation — both of the scraps of canvas, but also of the color itself. It includes many found objects as well – forgotten things that are beautiful in and of themselves and should not be left behind, just as human beings and the planet should not be forgotten and left behind.

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