Friday, 16 January 2009

Quilted Information

leah evans is a textile artist based in madison, wisconsin. she makes quilts that are far from traditional. each piece features a map which is hand-sewn in fine detail forming an almost abstract pattern. evans uses appliqué, reverse appliqué, piecing, natural and synthetic dyeing, needle-felting, hand printing and a variety of embroidery to make each piece. she takes the imagery from maps, aerial photography and satellite images. however she doesn’t simply translate maps onto here quilts, instead she creates imaginary lands uses elements from
different maps.

Also equally interesting, not by leah, is with aesthetics relating to DNA and the Gnome is here


a series of quilt designs, based on genetic code. a square, bisected into a
light & dark triangle, is rotated in 4 orientations to resemble the letters

C, G, A & T, the 4 DNA bases.

also check this out:

from here:

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