Fabric is such a fascinating medium. Thin as paper, prints in every color and pattern imaginable, it is a veritable wonderland from which to choose the right ones for the job. It is then transformed, sculpture-like, into a mind-boggling piece of art.
My sister-in-law introduced me to the Bargello technique a few days ago, and let me tell you, these quilts make my brain feel like a pinball machine. Tiny bits of fabric are mosaic-ed together deliberately to make the viewer's jaw drop.
And the one I'm most drawn to because it's monochromatic:
Kaffe Fasset is a textile designer who also quilts. His quilts have been lauded as ground-breaking, visionary and true art. Like the Bargellos, his quilts make my heart go pitter-pat. Here's a few examples of his work:
The man himself.
I apologize for the book cover, but I love the quilts pictured here:
I hope these quilts added a splash of color to this winter day. If you have any favorite quilts, please share!