What Did Ming Miss?


A Clam’s Life is the first quilt in a series titled: What Did Ming Miss? Ming is a nickname for a small edible quahog that was dredged alive in 2006. Ming the clam (c.1499-2006) lived off the northern coast of Iceland, a country noted for its elves, otherworldly geography, hot thermal springs and remarkably low crime rate. Analysis of the clam shell revealed that Ming was ‘born’ during the Ming Dynasty and was 507 years old when captured.

ŸInitially, this series addressed playful topics that were translated in bright colors with simple cartoon-like shapes. As the tumultuous US Presidential primary and election came to pass, the subject matter changed to reflect the attitudes of an anxious and puzzled nation.

A Clam’s Life

2017

27 x 18 inches (45.7 x 68.6 cm)

commercial and hand-dyed cotton fabrics; hand appliquéd, hand embroidered, and machine quilted


Spacetime

2017

27 x 18 inches (45.7 x 68.6 cm)

commercial  cotton fabrics and threads; hand appliquéd and machine quilted


Some Scars Still Bleed

2017

27 x 18 inches (45.7 x 68.6 cm)

commercial and hand-dyed cotton fabrics; hand appliquéd, hand embroidered, and machine quilted


 

Un-word of the Year

2018

27 x 18 inches (45.7 x 68.6 cm)

cotton fabrics; hand appliquéd, and embroidered


Strings Attached & Wired to Snap (front)

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2018

29 x 19 x 3 inches

Hand-appliqué and embroidery, machine-quilting; hinged floater frame.

Charles Bukowski’s poem “The Shoelace” is hand-embroidered on seventy-seven feet of ribbon and stitched to each quilt.

Strings Attached & Wired to Snap (back)

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2018

29 x 19 x 3 inches

Hand-appliqué and embroidery, machine-quilting; hinged floater frame.

Charles Bukowski’s poem “The Shoelace” is hand-embroidered on seventy-seven feet of ribbon and stitched to each quilt.


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