Friday, July 16

Quilts from the Smithsonian Museum

"Art is a birth, and you can't go to a teacher and find out how to be born... you have to struggle... until that image, the one that comes out of your need to create, emerges."
Malcah Zeldis 1978

This quote was written on the wall at the Smithsonian Museum in the Folk art section, appropriate because folk art is consider work by artists with no formal training. Here are a couple quilts I enjoyed from the Folk Art section. They have a fairly large collection of quilts at the Smithsonian, but aren't always able to have them all on display. So, their website is a good alternative for viewing them.

1986 Cora Meek

Coke Covers the World
1992 Otesia Harper

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