This large art quilt asks, “Who’s in charge here, anyway?” We imagine that we alone decide the direction of our lives, yet we seem to have little real influence over the greater events of the world, where chaos and unpredictability prevail. Are we heroes or clowns, civilized or barbaric? And who is pulling the strings?
Quilted by hand with DMC perl cotton.
Fabrics are commercial prints, vintage garments, hand-dyed fabrics, scraps.
Size: 49″ x 60”
The puppets are recycled fabric, from a 1950’s style gathered skirt that was obviously home-made and definitely vintage. It seemed a shame to cut it up!