Cells

When I retired I didn’t plan to create quilts with scientific imagery, it just happened. I guess I was drawn to what I know and my past experiences.

CELL-fie, 2021
45” x 43” x 1.5”
There is nothing like a pandemic to bring out a science-themed quilt. CELL-fie marks my transition from scientist to artist with a quilt assembled from my deconstructed lab coats. Months of Covid19 isolation led to a disorienting array of drawing, painting and stitching directly onto the quilt surface.
Protozoans

18″ x 18″

The “ CELL-ebration” quilt shown below began as a 3-fo0t by 5-foot long woodcut that I carved over an eight-week period and printed on muslin fabric with a city steamroller at a public art event.  My drawing for the woodcut was based upon the studies of a 19th century Belgian zoologist Édouard Van Beneden.  The print was assembled into a conventional quilt sandwich with batting and backing fabric and was machine quilted.

CELL-ebration

35″ x 59″

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Making of CELL-ebration
CELL-ebration was the first prize winner in the Evolutions 2019 show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

All text and images © 2021 Kathy Suprenant.

Assemblage

43″ x 33″

Making of CELL-ebration

Making of CELL-ebration

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Making of CELL-ebration