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After painting

'Seated man'  90cm x 100cm  and 'Male Classical'  123cm x 88cm are colour studies of two of Willem de Kooning's 1940s oil painted portraits. They comprise of painted linens and cottons and are lined with 100% cotton batting. The quilt stitches describe the charcoal like lines present in the paintings. 

'Duck rabbit' is inspired by a sketch of woman in the sun by Pierre Bonnard and the clothes in Rohmer's 1983 film 'Pauline at the Beach'. Linens, vintage ticking and a flint of hand painted cotton for the polka dots. Lined with 100% cotton batting. 200cm x 170cm 

 

After painting

These quilts from my archive were directly inspired by paintings from the canon, lifting them out of their art historical context and joyfully, dotingly turning them into functional interior pieces.