|Saffran Happy Birthday! 2016 24" x 24" sewn photographs with journal pages|
|detail Happy Birthday!|
|Saffran You've Come A Long Way, Baby 24" x 18" sewn photographs with journal pages work in progress 2016|
|detail You've Come A Long Way, Baby|
Armed with my newly found "The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collection" by Marguerite Ickes, copyright 1949, I set to work. In quilts I have found a design structure and a connection to time past and to women's craft that are perfect accompaniments to my photographs. I try my best to follow the quilt patterns but invariably get lost along the way and end up with an amalgamation of tradition and invention.
My goal is to have five quilts finished in time for the August show Amy and I are having at Axel's Gallery. Our shared penchant for mediating memory through the photograph will make for a dynamic show.