Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SAQA Exhibit - Text Messages

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is an organization established to promote the art quilt.  Members participate in juried exhibits which travel to quilt shows, museums and other venues around the world.   The Sewing and Quilt Expo included the Text Messages exhibit, juried by Lesley Riley, which invited quilt artists to explore the many facets of what "text messages" means.  As you can see from these examples and the online gallery, there was a diverse interpretation of the topic.
Caveman Txts is by Helen Beaven of Wellington, New Zealand. and contrasts ancient cave drawings with modern text messages.
Phyllis Cullen of Ninole, Hawaii created Early Tablet.
Crazed 20: Print on the Dotted Line is by Kathleen Loomis of Louisville, Kentucky.
No Childhood Permitted by Patricia Kennedy-Zafred of Murraysville, PA, is based on documented photos of child labor in the U.S. in the early 20th century which resulted in significant changes to US labor laws.
Charlotte Ziebarth of Boulder, CO, created Messages in the Stones using words and images from the past.
Text and Treasures of Tuscany by Peggy Brown of Nashville, Indiana, was inspired by the graffiti of Italy.
The mail arrives today by Bella Kaplan of Kfar-Giladi, Israel, depicts memories of letters sent to her family in the 1930's and 40's from the Soviet Union.

You can see the complete collection on the SAQA website.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. When we consider current method for correspondence we can't grasp how our progenitors, even these who lived just couple of decades prior, could stay in contact. These days, with a mouse in one hand and a cellular telephone in the other one, we can't envision human contacts without late innovation gadgets.http://www.mordocrosswords.com/2016/04/modern-messages.html