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Pinwheel Quilt

Pinwheel Quilt

Artist: John Garrett (American, born 1950)
Date: 2008
Medium: aluminum, copper, oil enamel, acrylic, rivets, hardware cloth, fabric ties
Dimensions:
63 1/2 x 62 7/16 x 3/8 in., 15 lb. (161.3 x 158.6 x 1 cm, 6.8 kg)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of John Garrett, 2012
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2012.10.6
Description
John Garrett is a leading artist working with “textile technologies” such as basketry, quilting, and crochet but with unconventional materials, including recycled consumer products and metals. Garrett is one of many contemporary artists who repurposes materials to his own ends. He has done this since his art school days at Claremont McKenna College (B.A.) and UCLA (M.A.), where he first studied weaving before turning to experimental techniques and materials with off-the-loom textiles then basketry and eventually to more installation-based work. In Pinwheel Quilt, Garrett created a complex grid of folded metal to make a quilt-like form that evokes a commonplace domestic textile.
Not on view
Publication and Exhibition History: 2008: Materials Guys, Quilt Visions Gallery, San Diego, CA 2010: Hibberd McGrath Gallery, Breckenridge, CO