Saturday, 14 February 2015

is it art?

This quilt called Is It Art? by Melanie Martin was the Best of Show winner at the New Zealand Quilt Symposium in Palmerston North in January.
As you can imagine, it caused quite a stir within a somewhat conservative quilting community.
The maker had apparently done considerable research around street art tagging and all it's subtleties before embarking on the project. Personally I loved it and the fact that it challenged our thinking about both graffiti and quilting, and how both are viewed in both society and the art world.

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