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Sunday, February 2, 2014
I've taken photos of reflections in the water at a yacht nearby. I've taken the photos and turning them around until they are not recognizable as 'reflections'. This quilt is from a small bit of one of these photos. Most of the fabrics are japanese cottons. The finished quilt above is 50" x 35" approximately. Detail below.
Over a year, I produced a square each month based on the same strong memory. I put aside the same fabrics each time and then pulled them out each month without looking at any of the previous months squares. The idea was to see how the memory changed as months go by, apparently each time you take the memory out of storage and put it away again, the memory has been changed.
The quilt shows the US Canada border between Alberta and Montana from a coloured satellite image. At the time of the photo, the agricultural policies were so different in the two countries that you could see the effect from space. Marginal land was more likely to be farmed in the US than in Canada due to government subsidies.