At an outdoor auction, I found a discarded box containing one inch square fabric pieces—the makings for a quilt. The works in the mending practice series are constructed using these quilt squares, thread, gouache and acrylic paint on Punjab rag paper (made from old shredded rags) each measuring 7″ x 5″. In 2006, I began making this series, which now totals over 200.
My grandmother made quilts, used them on every bed and had stacks in her attic. As a child, I was fascinated by the colors and patterns—the juxtapositions of the materials and forms. Unfolding a quilt, held an entire world and history of clothes made and scraps saved for another use.