I finally made it to the Brooklyn Museum last week. I saw 2 exhibits including the “Workt by Hand” Hidden Labor & Historical quilts and “Gravity & Grace” El Anatsui. The latter had an exhibit of monumental proportions using mainly bottle caps and copper wire. Truly mesmerizing, and nothing like I’ve seen before. The bottle caps come from a local distillery in Nigeria, then pieced together.
Take a look yourself – Gravity & Grace
Some of my favorites from “Workt by Hand” Quilt Exhibit:
|Crazy Quilt, silk|
|Tumbling Blocks-about 1865-70/silk,velvet,wood|
|Crazy Quilt 1880, silk (1)|
|Crazy Quilt 1880, silk (2)|