I've been doing a lot of research on the spectacular quilts of Gee's Bend, the textiles made from old work clothes by four generations of African-American women in an isolated town in rural Alabama. Otherwise known as the quilts that rocked the New York art world and established a group of black grannies as pioneers of American Minimalism. It's a pretty amazing story, and the as far as color and pattern go, the quilts *rock my world.*
Red Arrow Gallery in March.
Below, a 30 x 30 inch portrait of the super-rare Guinea hog, in Gee's Bend slate and lavender. This picture is from over a week ago; now all these paintings have patterns based on regional American textiles painted into the backgrounds. More on that next week.
Post script: Thanks for all the well-wishes for our Lemon. She seems to be doing a little better, but this weekend will be key for her. My family and I were *so* touched to read all your sweet comments.