Harlequin collection, January 2017
Series of quilts and flags based on Tolouse-Lautrec and Picasso's Harlequin paintings.
'Harlequin on red’ 113cm x 135cm The harlequin figure is traditionally associated with the god Mercury and alchemy. Tendencies to become invisible and travel are translated here in stitch where the regular quilted stitch lines break up and disperse. The bright irregular patches on red disguise this story visible on the black linen reverse of the quilt.