Major Quilting Props Yo

It may seem like an odd reason to go out to the De Young, but besides seeing a structure which has settled in to its setting very nicely, the Quilt Exhibit is really interesting to see. I’m used to the structured look of quilts in the US, but these are something else. So many elements of African patterns are incorporated in to these practical items from Gee’s Bend in Arkansas, that each one is unique and shows great depth.
It is interesting because it goes to show that when you pull out the ordinary from real life and hang it in a museum, it will suddenly appear as art. This doesn’t work with everything because a great deal of stuff is crap. But, with these quilts, there is indeed an artisty to what these women did and it is most certainly worth a view. Motivate!